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Author Painter, Nell Irvin, author.

Title Old in art school : a memoir of starting over / Nell Painter.

Publication Info. Berkeley, California : Counterpoint Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    700.92 Painter,N PAI    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 PAINTER,N    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    92 PAINTER,N    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    92 PAINTER,N    DUE 10-12-20
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1 copy being processed for PAS Hastings Branch On Order.
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for PAS Lamanda Park Branch On Order.
Edition First hardcover edition.
Description xvi, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Contents Prologue: You'll never be an artist -- How old are you? -- Leaving my former life -- Getting there -- So much to learn -- Familiar artists, new ways -- Illustration versus the context of art -- Transcription -- Look like an artist -- Drawing -- I could not draw my mother dying -- A bad decision -- Euphoria -- Grief -- Peers -- Crit -- Art school + history history -- You'll never be an artist -- Discovery -- MFA thesis -- And now? -- Newark artist -- Art history by Nell Painter -- Coda: Happy ending.
Summary Following her retirement from Princeton University, celebrated historian Dr. Nell Irvin Painter surprised everyone in her life by returning to school--in her sixties--to earn a BFA and MFA in painting. In Old in Art School, she travels from her beloved Newark to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design; finds meaning in the artists she loves, even as she comes to understand how they may be undervalued; and struggles with the unstable balance between the pursuit of art and the inevitable, sometimes painful demands of a life fully lived. How are women and artists seen and judged by their age, looks, and race? What does it mean when someone says, "You will never be an artist"? Who defines what "An Artist" is and all that goes with such an identity?--from publisher's description.
Subject Painter, Nell Irvin.
Artists -- United States -- Biography.
Adult college students -- United States -- Biography.
Older artists -- United States -- Biography.
African American women artists -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781640090613 hardcover
1640090614 hardcover

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