Is art a matter of inspiration or of learning? Advice to Young Artists in a Postmodern Era, offers practical advice to the young artist about making the successful
Dunning writes that in his years of teaching, he has heard students ask why no classes are ever offered to teach them what ingredients are helpful to the success of an artist: how to approach and deal with galleries and dealers; what to do about setting up their own studio and how to light it; and even how they should support themselves while they are attempting to do all this.
Drawing on thirty-five years of experience as an artist and an art teacher, and those of several successful
colleagues, the author follows the model of Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet and Hiram William’s Notes for a Young Painter to compose this practical guide book. Advice to Young Artists is the only book of its kind geared to aspiring artists.
William V. Dunning is professor of fine arts at Central Washington University. He is the author of Roots of Postmodernism and Changing Images of Pictorial Space: A History of Spatial Illusion in Painting and numerous articles on art and aesthetics. Dunning has had one-person shows of his paintings and sculpture and has had numerous exhibits in west coast galleries.
6 x 9, 204 pages