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Free Your Art — GO BIG!

In Episode 2 of The Artmakers, Andrew meets Brazilian abstract painter Mariana Oushiro in her Tribeca studio. She teaches him how to be free to go big when creating art. They also discuss her childhood obsession with (red) crayons, inspiration from NY artist/instructor Jill Nathanson, and why Mariana NEEDS to use pastels. Watch the full […]

Fabulously Queer

Here is the cover of “Harriet the Spy” by Louise Fitzhugh (1928 – 1974), who studied at The League in 1951 with instructors Harry Sternberg, Frank Reilly, and Robert Ward Johnson.⁠⁠Since its publication in 1964 by Harper and Row, “Harriet the Spy” has never been out of print and has inspired multiple adaptations and spin-offs, […]

Heavy Metal Flower

Have you ever seen a flower this large? League artist Bruna D’Alessandro created this 5ft oxeye daisy out of stainless steel and even engraved an Italian nursery rhyme into its petals!⁠⁠Titled “I Write You A Flower,” this sculpture was installed in the 132nd Street Block Association Garden in Harlem as part of their 2020 “Encircle” […]

A Woman’s Work

“This is the product of my year in lockdown,” writes League artist Agnes Collins Hunt.⁠⁠Titled “A woman’s work” this image spans 48 x 48 inches and is made from various media, including paper, acrylic, oil, weaving, cross-stitch, embroidery, plastic and wood on canvas.⁠⁠ Agnes is one of The League’s many international students who have continued […]

How to Balance Two Different Mediums

In this first episode of Artmakers: PORTRAITS we meet Maggie O’Keefe, an illustrator, painter, and songwriter from Westchester, New York. We learn about her art-filled childhood at The League, focusing that passion through her college years at Cornell University, and coming home to New York to forge a career in the fine arts. Artmakers: PORTRAITS […]

Meet Alice Mackler

Artist Alice Mackler became an emerging artist after her retirement from a career as an office manager in 1998. Now at the age of 90 she’s been featured by the New York Times as the lead exhibit in “4 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now” by Will Heinrich.⁠⁠

For That Artist Life — Words of Wisdom

Here’s a little something from Georgia O’Keefe who studied at The League in the early 20th Century. Words of wisdom for that artist life! Did it hit? Let us know in the comments 👇🏼

Meet Guy Richards Smit

It’s art fair season here in NYC and with several major shows happening, you know there’s bound to be League artists on view!⁠⁠Here we see artist Guy Richards Smit (@guy_richards_smit) alongside one of his paintings currently at the #SpringBreakArtShow in midtown Manhattan.⁠⁠An alumni of The League, Mr. Smit is also a performance artist, painter, and […]

Lemon It Up

When life gives you lemons…make lemon paintings! ⁠⁠⁠⁠These square pieces by artist Yuri Tayshete all feature these yellow still-life subjects painted in oil. Note how she turns the lemons’ form with just a few thoughtful brushstrokes. Tayshete is a longtime student of Karen O’Neill, whose Still Life classes “sharpen students’ ability to see and simplify […]

Artmakers ON EXHIBIT: Art We Need Now

“Artmakers: On Exhibit” is now online! Join host Allison Green—a fabric artist that creates costumes for Broadway and New Theatre across the country—as she meets exhibiting artists and discovers what is that experience like, and what lessons do these artists take back to the studio? Episode 1 of On Exhibit features League artists David Marchi, […]


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