Daniel Grant

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I am the author of several books that look to assist fine artists develop their careers, including The Business of Being an Artist and The Fine Artist’s Career Guide (published by Allworth Press). They are not how-to books, because achieving success as an artist is not a matter of following prescribed steps, but a look at the experiences of a range of artists who have been successful.

Success, of course, may mean different things to different people: For some, it may mean winning a Guggenheim fellowship, or quitting the day job and just creating art, or getting on the cover of Sculpture magazine or Art in America, or having a retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, or it may just mean having an exhibition in an art gallery. Artists’ ideas about what constitutes success usually change as their careers progress. I define success in terms of being able to get one’s artwork in front of people who might be interested in it and generating sales.

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  1. Was in the Berardo Museum of Contemporary Art in Lisbon last Saturday. How did Amadeo Souza Cardoso get a name in the art world: by sending a printed album of work to 540 dealers / critics: an instant hit, back in those days (80 years ago). Nowadays, in order to get sales, one needs 3 exhibits, and 3 reviews by art critics. Unless your name is Drager Meurtant/

  2. I was wondering if I would be able to receive Daniel Grant’s email address. My organization is interested in using an excerpt from an article he has written in one of our programs. Any help would be great!

  3. I’m working with a community steering committee to place a bronze statue in the city park, and we are putting together an initial budget. I was wondering if you could tell us the ballpark cost of a maquette for a bronze life-size statue?

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