• Studying Art in Paris, 1902

    2 years ago - By Gurney Journey

    Around 1900, it was common for young American artists to study in Paris. But not everyone was in favor of it. Typical Life Class in Sculpture In an effort to promote American schools, Edmund Talbott painted an unflattering portrait of what it was like for young women studying art in Paris. "American girls going to Paris have no conception of the life they will be forced to lead: the obnoxious companionship, the antiquated, disease-breeding sanitary arrangements in the dwellings, the scanty food and liability of illness resulting therefrom, the dirt, the dishonesty, etc. These things they...
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