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The Studio Artist and the Art Historian

01 Jan 1955-College Art Journal (Taylor & Francis)-Vol. 15, Iss: 2, pp 119
TL;DR: The belief that the art historian and the studio artist are two contrary forces, by some accident thrown into the same academic department, appears even in small art departments where staff members may be required to teach in both history and practice areas.
Abstract: The studio artists and the art historians on the faculties of American colleges and universities have a great opportunity to supplement each other's accomplishments. Is this opportunity used, or even fully realized ? Too often the belief prevails that the art historian and the studio artist are two contrary forces, by some accident thrown into the same academic department. This idea appears even in small art departments where staff members may be required to teach in both history and practice areas. The feeling of separation is freely displayed in the annual College Art Association meetings. The historians attend sessions on Hellenic, Renaissance and Baroque art while the studio artists have concurrent panels on “Creative Art” and “The Artist- Teacher.” To be sure each person should follow his specialty and interest, but how much actual and enthusiastic crossing of the lines from one field to the other exists for the purpose of finding out how the differing facets of college art activities may be joined?
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