arts students league


Howard Chandler Christy - Nymphs in Summer [1946] by Gandalf
Via Flickr:
The supremely talented Christy (American, 1872 - 1952) arrived in New York in 1890 to attend the Art Students League where he studied with William Merritt Chase. Later in his career, after a successful stint in book and magazine illustration, Christy specialised in portraiture. Nudes were an important subject throughout his working life, and represent some of the most accomplished and detailed images the artist ever painted, it is immediately evident that Christy took a good deal of pleasure in these sensuous paintings, and as such, they stand as his most popular with collectors, counting for the majority of his top prices at auction.

[Heritage Auctions - Oil on canvas, 153.7 x 182.8 cm]


The Art Students League – 30x30, restaurant, no cc

This is basically a big, simple block of sim-bricks, hosting an art school for my sims and a small restaurant with a bar and karaoke/bubble blower corner.
Some areas are decorated, some less, some barely xD.

Gameplay tip – I’ve noticed NPCs/townies getting unhealthily obsessed with workbenches, so if you want your sims to get decent service at the restaurant, better remove the door to the “sculpture” studio beforehand, adding it only when needed.

Better placed with MOO on (bb.moveobjects on) – otherwise one of the columns goes missing (EDIT: and some wall deco, as seen in my preview pics).

DLCs used: City Living, Get to Work, Dine Out, Get Together, Outdoor Retreat (plants, rugs and some clutter), Perfect Patio Stuff (exterior wall deco and a sculpture), Cool Kitchen Stuff (posters), Movie Hangout Stuff (a puff/chair) and Backyard Stuff (just the lemons clutter object thingy)

The Art Students League is on the Gallery tagged with #simmingstuff.
Or you can download the tray files clicking below (unzip and place in your Tray only the files from the “tray files” folder):


A Moment of Leisure (1890). Ernest Lee Major (American, 1864-1950). Oil on canvas. 

Major first studied under E. C. Messer at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, then at the Art Students League of New York with William Merritt Chase. A Harper Hargarten Prize let him travel to Europe, where he studied under Gustave Boulanger and Jules Joseph Lefebvre.

Will Eisner and the modern comic

For @hansbekhart and other aficionados of Steve Rogers and history, how about a look at one of Steve’s historic contemporaries–Will Eisner, one of the essential men behind modern comics.

Eisner grew up in Brooklyn, and he was born March 6, 1917 (a few days before Bucky Barnes, for an amusing coincidence) and went to Dewitt Clinton High School, along with Bob Kane, of Batman fame. Then studied for a year at the Art Student League of New York, and then became a newspaper cartoonist, with a sideline in illustrations for pulp magazine stories at $10 a page (more economic background for Steve!). He did pass up a chance to draw Tijuana bibles for $3 a page. He and Jerry Iger then started a company which was one of the first comic book packagers. In late 1939 (he was 22) he was offered the deal that lead to his most famous creation, The Spirit. The rest is comics history.

Jack Kirby, whose name should be blessed by the fans of Captain America, was also born in 1917, on August 28. He bounced off both the art program at the Educational Alliance and the Pratt Institute. By 1936, he was working as a cartoonist for the Lincoln Newspaper Syndicate.

Bob Kane was born October 24, 1915, and went from DeWitt Clinton High School to Cooper Union, and then worked as an animator at the Max Fleischer Studios, and like Jack Kirby, later worked for Eisner and Iger.

It’s possible Steve Rogers became involved with more serious aspects of the 1930s New York art scene, or worked for the WPA art programs. But it would also be likely for him to know, and perhaps submit work to the same places as Eisner, Kane, Kirby, and his other contemporaries.

I suspect he’d have had the same inner struggle over the Tijuana bibles Eisner did.

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder was an American sculptor, and known for being the inventor of the mobile, from July 22 1898 to November 11 1976. 

He first studied mechanical engineering as his parents were worried about the life and career he may have if he pursued the career as an artist. He finally got a degree in 1919 as a hydraulic engineer and draughtsman. 

Later, 1925 Calder moved to New York as he enrolled in the Art Students League. He was then assigned to sketch posters and advertisements for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He used the topic of the circus through out his work and even creating a miniature scale circus he called Cirque Calder.

He is most famous for his creation of the mobile, a form of movable sculptures- sometimes powered by motors- that used well balanced movable parts to create a large hanging sculpture. They would spin and rotate by the drafts in the room or by touch. The mobile has now been adopted as a visual stimulation and form of entertainment for infants as they lay in cots.


BMW Art Car #3: Roy Lichtenstein 320i 1977. 

In 1977, Roy Lichtenstein designed the third vehicle in the BMW Art Car Collection, a BMW 320 Group 5. The colourful, vibrant Pop-art landscape reflects his famous comic strip style in the paintwork, the surroundings flashing by depicting the driver’s view from the moving racing car. 

“I pondered on it for a long time and put as much into it as I possibly could. I wanted the lines I painted to be a depiction the road showing the car where to go. The design also shows the countryside through which the car has travelled. One could call it an enumeration of everything a car experiences – only that this car reflects all of these things before actually having been on a road,” said Roy Lichtenstein commenting on his design of the BMW 320i.

Roy Lichtenstein, who was born in New York in 1923, is considered to be one of the founders of American pop art. Until 1938 he painted portraits of jazz musicians, attended the “Art Students League”, finally studying art in Ohio. His earlier works range from cubism to expressionism. He did not become interested in trivial culture such as comics and advertising until the late fifties. His pop art paintings were created in 1961. These were followed by caricatures of the “American way of life”, experiments with well-known works of art, sculptures and films. He died in New York in 1997.

Roy Lichtenstein – The BMW 320 group 5 racing version

  •  four-cylinder in-line engine
  • 4 valves per cylinder
  •  twin overhead camshafts
  • displacement: 1999 cm³
  • power output: 300 bhp
  • top speed: 290 km/h 

After its completion, Roy Lichtenstein’s Art Car was able to celebrate its premiere twice – as a work of art at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and as a racing car in the 24-hour race at Le Mans in June 1977. The car was driven by Hervé Poulain and Marcel Mignot from France. The car with the number 50 achieved a ninth place in the overall rating and finished first in its class.


It’s a Butterfly Fest! #denver #seasons #butterflies #paintedladies #beauty #hope #transformation #beautyforashes #butterfly #heal #vegasstrong #journey #video #colorado #art #artist #artistsoninstagram (at Art Students League of Denver)

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Black Inventors Day 13

John Thompson - Born 1959 John Thompson invented lingo programming used in Macromedia Director and Shockwave. According John Thompson, “Lingo is a scripting language in the Macromedia Director authoring tool. The content created with Macromedia Director is delivered on the World Wide Web as shockwave movies.

Thompson studied art at the New York Student Art League and the Boston Museum School and earned a degree in Computer Science and Visual Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 1983. By combining these two seemingly disparate disciplines, Thompson wanted to bridge the gap between art and technology. Four years later as a chief scientist at Macromedia™, he was able to make progress towards this goal. He developed a number of products, many of them based on his most famous invention, Lingo programming: a scripting language that helps render visuals in computer programs. Thompson used Lingo in one of his better-known computer inventions, Macromedia™ Director. Macromedia™ Director is able to incorporate different graphic formats (such as BMP, AVI, JPEG, QuickTime, PNG, RealVideo and vector graphics) to create multi-media content and applications, thus combining computer programming language with visual art.

Lingo is now used with many programs that have interactive simulations with graphics, animation, sound, and video. Along with Macromedia™ Director, Thompson has helped develop MediaMaker, Actions, VideoWorks Accelerator, and Video Works II. Lingo has also been used to create flash and shockwave programs that now are prevalent in video games, web design, animation, and graphics.

Carmen Herrera is a Cuban American artist who works in abstract color field art. Born 1915, Herrera’s work garnered attention only after a friend recommended her work to a show in 2004. She studied in the Arts Students League and painted alongside many Abstract Expressionist. She traveled frequently between Cuba, New York and Paris. Her work strives for the most simple and elegant way to represent an idea. I consider her a hero (perhaps a tragic hero?) because she is an example of how making art takes time and bravery and how easy it can be to slip under the radar, especially as a Latinx female artist creating work that is dominated by white male artists.

Merlin reading. Color plate from King Arthur and His Knights. Elizabeth Lodor Merchant. Published by Winston, 1927. Illustration by Frank Godwin. 

Studying in New York at the Art Students League, Godwin became friends with James Montgomery Flagg and two shared a studio together. Godwin was influenced by Flagg and Charles Dana Gibson, and reflections of both can be seen in Godwin’s work.

Women Dancing (Dance of the Forest Nymphs)

Warren B. Davis

Bio from 1st Dibs “Warren B. Davis (1865–1928) is an American painter and illustrator known for his dry-point etchings and tempera paintings of idealized young women. Davis studied at the Art Students League in New York and is often compared to similar artists of his time, N.C. Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish.

His commercial work include illustrations for Vanity Fair, Life Magazine, and The Ladies World.

Now his work can be seen at The Richter Gallery in Bellows Falls, Vermont and at the Cleveland Museum of Art”

Inktober Day 11 – Transport

In this case, public transport. The year is 1937 or 38. Steve is taking night classes at the Art Students League in Manhattan. Every once in awhile Bucky will show up at the end of Steve’s classes and they ride the subway together back to Brooklyn. Bucky falls asleep, or at least appears so. Somehow he still manages to murmur something silly that only Steve can hear. 

day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4 , day 5 , day 6, day 7, day 8, day 9, day 10

day 11