What’s Been Going On
The Art Biz Blog launched in the fall of 2004.
My book, I’d Rather Be in the Studio: The Artist’s No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion, was first published in 2008. The third edition was published in 2015.
I’ve taught workshops and been a speaker at artist events in 26 states.
I’ve taught online classes since 2003. So long ago that we first used Yahoo groups to stay in touch!
I work with hundreds of visual artists every year in my online classes, membership programs, 1-on-1 consultations, and live events.
Favorite museum building: Milwaukee Art Museum. Santiago Calatrava is a genius!
Thesis subject: Milton Avery and Naive Primitivism in the U.S. in the 1930s and 1940s
Favorite sculptor from history: Constantin Brancusi. No contest.
Favorite painting from history: Matisse’s Harmony in Red
Favorite art-related fiction: The Swan Thieves and Spending
Favorite art-related non-fiction: Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X, DeKooning, and The Girl with the Gallery: Edith Gregor Halpert and the Making of the Modern Art Market
I recommend: The documentary How to Draw a Bunny
There are lots of great films about art and artists but if I had to pick just one, this one would be it. It’s about artist Ray Johnson.
I almost: Became a Medievalist because my art-history professors in that area were so good.