Saturday, April 10, 2010

New York City: The Art Students League



Designed by an unknown architect in 1875, the Art Students League is as noteworthy for the artists it nurtured as for its architecture. The list includes Thomas Hart Benton, Alexander Calder, George Grosz, Hans Hofmann, Roy Lichtenstein, Reginald Marsh, Louise Nevelson, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. (Correction: As I've just been informed by an anonymous commenter, the building was designed by H.J. (Henry Janeway) Hardenbergh, not by an unknown architect.)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The American Fine Arts Building was designed by H.J.(Henry Janeway) Hardenbergh http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Janeway_Hardenbergh

Anonymous said...

The American Fine Arts Building, which houses the Art Students League was designed by architect Henry Janeway (HJ) Hardenbergh

Jackie Jouret said...

Thank you, anonymous commenter! I wasn't able to find that information on the net and neglected to crack open my old History of American Architecture instead.

Diana said...

Once upon a time, many, many years ago, another lifetime actually, I was a student at the Arts Students League. I couldn't have asked for a better introduction to the art world and I still think its one of the greatest buildings in the city. Thanks for the photo and the reminder of times gone by.