How to Be an Artist by Jerry Saltz

Artists & Art History | For the Artist

‘How to Be an Artist’ is by the New York magazine art critic and journalist Jerry Saltz. It’s a guide for artists trying to figure out how to make a living from their work. He also talks about how he started his career when he couldn’t get published.

Using his trademark wit, he advises those struggling or trying to figure out what they should do with their lives.

Joelle’s Library

Learning about the art world can seem elusive. It shouldn’t be.

Building your art bookshelf is a forever-ongoing process. I’ve included an Amazon link to help you find the right next book for you, but you can always purchase at your local bookstore in person or at

The books are organized into categories. The First Books are for those brand-new to the art world. More seasoned collectors can jump ahead to dive deeper into specific threads.

  1. The First Books
  2. Artists & Art History
  3. The Science & Art Of Collecting
  4. The Buying & Selling Of Art
  5. The Art Market

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