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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 22 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

What is an Artist?

DO YOU MAKE THE CUT?

“The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist.” —Eric Gill

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The above quote is charming in its political correctness, making us feel all warm and fuzzy inside as we bask in our newfound status as artists, but not everyone would agree with it. Other basic definitions of an artist would include “someone who actually does art,” “someone who actually does art well,” and “someone who does art for a living.” Well, which is it?

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