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The Artist’s Studio: Part 1

By Donna Poulton

Even with the familiar smells of turpentine, linseed oil and paint dominating your sense of smell, the artist’s studio can be a mysterious place to visit—an alchemical chamber where elements are mixed, stirred and modeled to become valuable impressions of beauty. Although most studios have high ceilings, towering north facing windows and waxed wooden floors, they can tell a lot about how an artist chooses to work, the props they use and the ambiance they need to be inspired. 

Frederic Remington’s studio at Endion, his home in New Rochelle, New York. Credit:

Frederic Remington Studio recreated and on view at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. Credit: Buffalo Bill Historical Center 

Charles Russell Studio. Credit: Carter Museum

Joseph Sharp Studio. Credit: Buffalo Bill Historical Center

Joseph Sharp Cabin: The Absarokee Hut, recreated and on view at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Credit: Buffalo Bill Historical Center

Reader Comments (1)

Visiting many artists studio makes me say that more often than not, they're always messy. I don't know why. I can't tell whether its because of the personality of the artist or if it is required by the job.

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJames

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