How To Be an Artist

Riverhead. Apr. 2020. 144p. ISBN 9780593086469. $22. SELF-HELP/creativity
If anyone should know about art, it would be American art critic Saltz, who received the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2018 and has been senior art critic and columnist for New York Magazine. In this slim volume, he encourages would-be creators to realize their potential and explore the process of making art without self-censorship. Saltz presents 62 tips ranging from “Don’t Be Embarrassed” to “Start Now” and “Learn To Deal with Rejection” to prime the pumps of potential artists to get to work.
VERDICT An encouraging read for those cautious but eager to make art.

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