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Living the Artist's Life: A Guide to Growing, Persevering and Succeeding in the Art World
     

Living the Artist's Life: A Guide to Growing, Persevering and Succeeding in the Art World

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by Paul Dorrell
 

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Dorrell opened his gallery in 1991 and has been advancing artists’ careers on a national level ever since. This is an updated edition of his original book, covering critical subjects that he didn't before and expanding on others, written in the same honest tone. With clients such as Warner Brothers and H&R Block, Dorrell knows how to land the big deals, as

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Dorrell opened his gallery in 1991 and has been advancing artists’ careers on a national level ever since. This is an updated edition of his original book, covering critical subjects that he didn't before and expanding on others, written in the same honest tone. With clients such as Warner Brothers and H&R Block, Dorrell knows how to land the big deals, as well as how to win the trust of private collectors. He presents the information so that any artist can follow the steps laid out in this book, and begin assembling a career that works. Whether instructing on how to get your work into a gallery, or how to handle self-doubt, he knows his ground. He also tells the story of his gallery’s shaky start, from his initial failures to his many successes. Having survived the Great Recession, Dorrell provides many firsthand observations on the culture of greed and corruption that brought it about and how that relates to artists as well.

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From the Publisher

"Dorrell’s book offers a frank and inspiring look at all aspects of the artist s life, from the creative and emotional challenges to the nuts-and-bolts of the art business."
The Hartford Courant

"The success of the book hasn't dimmed Dorrell's drive to help regional artists get recognition he feels they deserve. It s also heavy on pragmatic advice from pricing and promoting one's work to gaining acceptance by galleries."
The Associated Press

"An entertaining and highly valuable guide for aspiring and working artists."
Murray Dessner, Painting Instructor and Critic, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985309107
Publisher:
Hillstead Publishing
Publication date:
12/10/2012
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
235
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Paul Dorrell founded Leopold Gallery in 1991. His clients include Warner Brothers, the Kansas City Chiefs, H&R Block, the Kauffman Foundation, and thousands of private collectors. Reared in Kansas City and educated at the University of Kansas, he has spent years roaming America by motorcycle. He has lived in Alaska, Los Angeles, New York, and Italy, but makes his home in Kansas City. He has written for numerous art magazines, and spoken at venues such as the Rhode Island School of Design and the Art Students League of New York. He is also dedicated to mentoring teenage artists from urban areas, and helping them get into college. To learn more about his work, go to leopoldgallery.com.

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Living the Artist's Life: A Guide to Growing, Persevering and Succeeding in the Art World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book, there is a lot of personal information. OK, but really not needed. The 'guide' part of the book is what is the most helpful. As a struggling artists in the South, I feel this will help me get a grip on my career.