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ARTIST

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on the cover


26 6 Teaching Artists Try

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32 Rediscover Classical Art:


Youth and Beauty in the Jazz Age
38 Imply Action with Composition,

Light, and Color

46 Masters of the Derriere-Garde:

departments

6 Editors Note

71 Business of Art

9 letters

74 Technical Q+A

10 art mart

76 Coming in...

12 Quick Sketches

79 Bulletin Board

70 Exhibitions

80 Art for Thought

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New Surfaces

How Modern Painters Define the


New Realism

60 Find Your Mentor:

10 Top Art Schools

Cover image:
The Amazon
by Joseph Stella, 19251926, oil, 27 x 22.
Collection The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore,
Maryland. Photo: Mitro Hood.

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26 Surfaces: The Groundwork for Beauty
by Rob Zeller

The quality of materials artists employ matters almost as


much as the skill set and vision of the artists themselves.
The decision of which type of ground to use is one of the
most important choices an artist makes when beginning an artwork, because surface texture has a profound
effect on the working process and the resulting piece.
32 The Art of the American Twenties,

Part 1: The Liberating Figure


by John A. Parks

A major new exhibition revisits the 1920s, one of the


most dynamic decades in American history. Our first
look at this show reveals how both popular and artistic
attitudes to the figure changed dramatically during this
time.
38 Daniel E. Greene: Studio Inventions Depicting the Real
by Michael Gormley

This artists strikingly lifelike paintings employ highly


evolved abstract design principles. His large-scale depictions of subway stations and auction houses are carefully staged studio inventions involving a focused and
detailed production process that is cinematic in scope.

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46 Jacob Collins: Classical Inspiration, New Vision


by Austin R. Williams

This master contemporary realist combines time-honored


painting traditions with a fresh and individual sensibility.
52 Juan Carlos Martnez: Honoring the Past,

Firmly in the Present


by Naomi Ekperigin

This realist artist and instructor discovered that the 19thcentury academic method enabled him to not only render
the world as he saw it but also honor the Masters who
made such expression possible.
60 Pursuing the Classical Dream: American Artists

Guide to Art Schools

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