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Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2018.
Physical Desc:
xvi, 331 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
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A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, this memoir of one woman's later in life career change is "a smart, funny and compelling case for going after your heart's desires, no matter your age" (Essence).

Following her retirement from Princeton University, celebrated historian Dr. Nell Irvin Painter surprised everyone in her life by returning to school—in her sixties—to earn a BFA and MFA in painting. In Old in Art School, she travels from her beloved Newark to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design; finds meaning in the artists she loves, even as she comes to understand how they may be undervalued; and struggles with the unstable balance between the pursuit of art and the inevitable, sometimes painful demands of a life fully lived.

How are women and artists seen and judged by their age, looks, and race? What does it mean when someone says, "You will never be an artist"? Who defines what an artist is and all that goes with such an identity, and how are these ideas tied to our shared conceptions of beauty, value, and difference?

Bringing to bear incisive insights from two careers, Painter weaves a frank, funny, and often surprising tale of her move from academia to art in this "glorious achievement—bighearted and critical, insightful and entertaining. This book is a cup of courage for everyone who wants to change their lives" (Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage).

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APA Citation (style guide)

Painter, N. I. (2018). Old in art school: a memoir of starting over. First hardcover edition. Berkeley, California: Counterpoint.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Painter, Nell Irvin. 2018. Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over. Berkeley, California: Counterpoint.

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Painter, Nell Irvin, Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over. Berkeley, California: Counterpoint, 2018.

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Painter, Nell Irvin. Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over. First hardcover edition. Berkeley, California: Counterpoint, 2018. Print.

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