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Author Painter, Nell Irvin, author.

Title Old in art school : a memoir of starting over / Nell Painter.

Publication Info. Berkeley, California : Counterpoint Press, 2018.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL Adult Non Fiction - BYLY-14  700.92 PAI    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  700.92 PAI    AVAILABLE
 Pecatonica PL Adult Biography - PTLY-13  B PAINTER    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Biography - RIPG-6  B PAINTER    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Adult Biography - SEBB-3  B PAINTER    AVAILABLE
 Three Rivers PL - Channahon Adult Biography - TRBB-2  B PAINTER    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  700.92 PAI    AVAILABLE
 Yorkville PL Adult Biography - YKBB-4  B PAI    AVAILABLE
Edition First hardcover edition.
Description xvi, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Prologue: You'll never be an artist -- How old are you? -- Leaving my former life -- Getting there -- So much to learn -- Familiar artists, new ways -- Illustration versus the context of art -- Transcription -- Look like an artist -- Drawing -- I could not draw my mother dying -- A bad decision -- Euphoria -- Grief -- Peers -- Crit -- Art school + history history -- You'll never be an artist -- Discovery -- MFA thesis -- And now? -- Newark artist -- Art history by Nell Painter -- Coda: Happy ending.
Summary Following her retirement from Princeton University, celebrated historian Dr. Nell Irvin Painter surprised everyone in her life by returning to school--in her sixties--to earn a BFA and MFA in painting. In Old in Art School, she travels from her beloved Newark to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design; finds meaning in the artists she loves, even as she comes to understand how they may be undervalued; and struggles with the unstable balance between the pursuit of art and the inevitable, sometimes painful demands of a life fully lived. How are women and artists seen and judged by their age, looks, and race? What does it mean when someone says, "You will never be an artist"? Who defines what "An Artist" is and all that goes with such an identity?--from publisher's description.
Subject Painter, Nell Irvin.
Painter, Nell Irvin. (OCoLC)fst00032438
Artists -- United States -- Biography.
Adult college students -- United States -- Biography.
Older artists -- United States -- Biography.
African American women artists -- Biography.
Adult college students. (OCoLC)fst00797272
African American women artists. (OCoLC)fst00799474
Artists. (OCoLC)fst00817559
Older artists. (OCoLC)fst01199561
ART / American / African American.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
United States.
Genre/Form Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9781640090613 (hardcover)
1640090614 (hardcover)

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