How to Be an Artist by Jerry Saltz


Hardback, 18.9 x 12.8 cm, 0.33 kg, 144 pages

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About the work

This book is a beacon of guidance, designed to help artists of various types – be they painters, photographers, writers, or performers – transform their aspirations into reality.

Among the advice included within its pages are insights such as:

- Create art for the present moment, not an uncertain future.
- Graduate school is not a prerequisite.
- Identify conventions and challenge constraints.
- Embrace the act of getting lost.
- Listen to the most imaginative voices within your mind.
- Acknowledge and confront your personal dislikes – they might be reflections of yourself.
- See your projects through to completion.
- Learn how to recover from harsh critiques and setbacks.

Jerry Saltz's "How to Be an Artist" serves as a comprehensive guide for anyone seeking to navigate the multifaceted landscape of artistic expression, offering a treasure trove of insights and strategies to help them realise their creative ambitions.


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