Nan Mason, American painter, 1896-1982, at work in her studio, Woodstock, New York

Nan Mason, American painter, 1896-1982, at work in her studio, Woodstock, New York
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Image by Smithsonian Institution
Description: Nan Mason was a member of the Woodstock Artist Colony but spent time in Carmel, California as well. As a painter, she was surrounded by her contemporaries and learned well from their interactions.

Creator/Photographer: Peter A. Juley & Son

Medium: Black and white photographic print

Dimensions: 8 in x 10 in

Culture: American

Date: 1934

Persistent URL: http://photography.si.edu/SearchImage.aspx?id=5831

Repository: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Photograph Archives

Collection: Peter A. Juley & Son Collection – The Peter A. Juley & Son Collection is comprised of 127,000 black-and-white photographic negatives documenting the works of more than 11,000 American artists. Throughout its long history, from 1896 to 1975, the Juley firm served as the largest and most respected fine arts photography firm in New York. The Juley Collection, acquired by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 1975, constitutes a unique visual record of American art sometimes providing the only photographic documentation of altered, damaged, or lost works. Included in the collection are over 4,700 photographic portraits of artists.

Accession number: J0109892

What is the definition of studio practice in art?

Question by BigRig: What is the definition of studio practice in art?
I’m supposed to write about the studio practice of contemporary artists but I don’t really know if I’m approaching this the right way. What exactly does studio practice mean?

Best answer:

Answer by Debonair
I can’t say that I have heard this term used before but I think what the phrase studio practice might mean is the manner in which the artist uses the studio to do what it is that they do. The set up,equipment used ,procedures,work schedule/ethic. Areas designated for different types of work,drawing in one, another for painting,etc All of this would of course vary from one individual to the next.

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I did a search using the words” studio practice’ and got this university course description that uses the words. Do remember that is a course description. It includes what an artist would do in a studio but is describing what the students will be doing in the different course levels.

http://www.ru.ac.za/fineart/studiopractice

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