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Jerry Saltz

How to Be an Artist

by Jerry Saltz

How to Be an Artist

Jerry Saltz

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How to Be an Artist, by Jerry Saltz, teaches readers how to break into the art sphere and cultivate their sense of inspiration and style.

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How to Be an Artist

by Jerry Saltz

How to Be an Artist

Jerry Saltz

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How does one become an artist? What does it mean to be a successful artist? American art critic Jerry Saltz has made these questions a hallmark of his career.

With over 15 years of experience, Saltz has served as a senior art critic and columnist at New York magazine, receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2018. Saltz's book, How to Be an Artist, is a guide filled with advice for aspiring artists, divided into a collection of 63 short chapters.

Saltz utilizes personal experiences and examples of famous artists to teach readers how to create art, expand their interests, and more.

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"If you're an aspiring artist, I want you to remember: Nothing happens if you're not working. But anything can happen when you are."

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