The art spirit: notes, articles, fragments of letters and talks to students, bearing on the concept and technique of picture making, the study of art generally, and on appreciation

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Harper & Row, 1984 - Art - 284 pages
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In this book are the essential beliefs and theories of a great teacher and American artist, Robert Henri. While it embodies the entire system of his teaching, with much technical advice and critical comment for the student, it also contains inspiration for those to whom the happiness to be found through all the arts is important.No other American painter attracted such a large, intensely personal group of followers as Henri, whose death in 1929 brought to an end a life that has been completely devoted to art. He was an inspired artist and teacher who believed that everyone is vitally concerned in the happiness and wisdom to be found through the arts. Many of his paintings have been acquired by museums and private collectors. Among them are the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Wichita Art Museum, and Yale University Art Gallery.

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User Review  - Christopher - Goodreads

Notes: Colors - HG Maretta (book) - Cool Colors + Warm Colors - Grave Colors + Bright Colors Adjectives: Rich - Full - Alive - Generous - Icy - Cold - Shallow - Placid - Indolence - Fearsome - Brittle ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

Read this book by a famous artist/art teacher because of volunteer work @ museum. Love his paintings, especially portraits, but book did not strike a chord in me. Read full review


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Robert Henri was born in Cincinnati in 1865 and died in 1929. He led the Ashcan School movement in art, and attracted a large, intensely personal group of followers. His paintings are shown at major museums across the United States.

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