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The Art Spirit

Robert Henri

"The Art Spirit" by Robert Henri is a timeless and influential guide to aspiring artists, offering insights on the place of art and the artist in American society, as well as technical advice. As a leader of the Ashcan School of American realism, Henri encouraged his students and peers to create realistic art that reflected their everyday lives and experiences. This classic work is a must-read for art enthusiasts and is printed on premium acid-free paper.
Publish Date
First Published in 1929
Goodreads rating
About creativity through the lens of an art student.      source
I loved that book. I can't remember much of it now, but we used to carry it around and the art spirit sort of became the life and I had this idea that you drink coffee, you smoke cigarettes and you paint and that's it maybe girls come into it a little bit, but basically its the incredible happiness of working and living that life.      source
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.      source