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AMERICAN

ARTIST ®

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SEPTEMBER 2011

CONTENTS

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DEPARTMENTS

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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TECHNICAL Q+A

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ART MART

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WORKSHOP DIRECTORY

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QUICK SKETCHES

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COMING IN

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EXHIBITIONS

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BULLETIN BOARD

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BUSINESS OF ART

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ART FOR THOUGHT

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ON THE COVER

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Start Your Art: Special Fall Guide to Top Schools, Ateliers, and Workshops

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The American Way: Five Modern Painters Who Changed the World

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Window With a View: Learn How to Create Portraits of Place

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Paint Out Loud: How Realist Artists Speak to Their Time

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Take It to the Street! Break the Rules of Plein Air Painting

COVER IMAGE:

Chrysler Tower (detail) by Patrick Pietropoli, 2011, oil on linen, 40 x 20. Collection the artist.

SEPTEMBER 2011

CONTENTS

FEATURES

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Where to Study Art: A Sponsored Guide to Some of the Best Educational Programs

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The Ashcan School: An American Rebellion

BY JAMES DUNCAN

By the end of the 19 th century, America’s power- ful art academies had come to value tradition over self-expression. It took the conviction of

a group of artists led by Robert Henri to incite

a shift that still influences artists today.

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Urban Vistas: Creating a Portrait of a Place

BY NAOMI EKPERIGIN

The city can be an overwhelming subject, with its ever-changing inhabitants, neighborhoods, and struc- tures. For Patrick Pietropoli, Greg Gandy, and Richard Haas, large-scale paintings enable them to create timeless portraits of rapidly evolving locations.

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Enduring Realism: Three Artists’ Interpretations of City Life

BY MICHAEL GORMLEY

Taylor Montague, Max Ginsburg, and the late George Tooker approach the urban landscape quite differently, but all three represent a new front for realism and its portrayal of modern life.

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On Location at the Urban Fringe

BY AUSTIN R. WILLIAMS

Valeri Larko takes her large canvases to the out- skirts of major cities, where she paints areas of the urban landscape that are often overlooked.

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Dan McCaw: Searching for an Inner Likeness

BY ALLISON MALAFRONTE

This seasoned painter and instructor believes that the most important part of the artistic process is the expression of an individual voice and vision.

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