Book Review: Art Students League of New York on Painting by James L. McElehinny

Art Students League of New York on Painting
By James L. McElhinney

ISBN: #978-0-38534-543-9
Watson-Guptill Publications
Retails for $35

 If you want to not only learn about painting but to enhance your appreciation of the art, specifically how it is taught at Art Students League of New York, then this is a book for you. 

The Art Students League of New York is run by artists for artists. It was founded in 1875 and many famous names have attended.  This fantastic book that is broken up into 3 parts:lessons of print, illustrated contributions and interviews.  This book is packed full richly illustrated artwork from the League's archives, instructors, and students.

This book is perfect for the art enthusiast, a painter, an instructor, or even just a lover of art. I highly recommend it if not for educational use, then definitely for table top. It's too nice to be stored away. This is a large, heavy and beautiful book. It deserves table top placement.

Very colorful, and insightful book. Great for references and learning techniques.

"Working on a few different paintings at the same time prevents me from becoming obsessive---too focused on any one piece. At the same time, it gives me a useful emotional distance from each work."-Sharon Sprung

by Sharon Sprung
n.d, oil on panel 32 x 46 in

*FTC Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging For Books, complimentary, in exchange for my review.*