How to Be an Artist

Jerry Saltz
Published in 2020
by Riverhead Books

“I hope this book will bring you not only answers, but also new questions about your relationship with art,” writes art critic Jerry Saltz in this handbook filled with full-color artwork, prompts, exercises, and advice for being an artist working in any medium. From ideas to consider before even getting started, to tackling issues such as first steps, imagination and storytelling, self-doubt, creative process, and work habits, Saltz provides writers with a new way of seeing their work. “The process of making art is fluid and mercurial. It involves epiphanies large and small, turn-ons and turn-offs, symbols and structures in a constant state of change.”