SELF-HELP

How To Be an Artist

Riverhead. Apr. 2020. 144p. ISBN 9780593086469. $22. SELF-HELP/creativity
COPY ISBN
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.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.


RELATED 

Get connected. Join our global community of more than 200,000 librarians and educators.

Get access to 8000+ annual reviews of books, ebooks, and more

As low as $13.50/month