Artists at Work – Famous Artists in Their Studios

You can tell a lot about an artist from watching them work in the studio. In this post I will feature 37 photos of famous artists hard at work in the studio. These photos are not glamorous and they show the artists in a very natural and raw state. This is the behind the scenes stuff.

We have a tendency to glamorize and mystify the master artists.  But at the end of the day, they are not that much different from you and I. They make mistakes, create some uninspiring artworks and struggle with the day-to-day pressures of life.

The most beautiful paintings did not just appear. They were the end-result of thousands of hours in the studio, which we are usually not privy to. I can assure you that behind every famous painting was much pain and heartache leading up to its creation.

These photos give you an insight into how the artists work behind the scenes and what exactly goes into creating great artworks. It is not always pretty and organized. In fact, it seems to be usually quite the opposite.

The master artists often worked in messy studios and used unconventional techniques.

Remember, creating art does not need to be pretty.

At the end of the day, it does not matter how you get it done, how you paint, how organized you are, where you paint, or what techniques you use. All that really matters is what ends up on your canvas.

So anyway, let’s get into these photos of famous artists hard at work in their studios:

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Dan Scott

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Dan Scott is the founder of Draw Paint Academy. He's a self-taught artist from Australia with a particular interest in landscape painting. Draw Paint Academy is run by Dan and his wife, Chontele, with the aim of helping you get the most out of the art life. You can read more on the About page.


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