Art as a Second Career
February 8, 2013 12:23 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for stories from people who became artists at a later age.
posted by tuberose to media & arts (9 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I'm working on an article that has personal as well as publishing (hopefully) significance for me. Everyone always hears about artists who are making a living at what they do, went to art school at 18, and had no trepidation about whether the art world was suitable or even possible for them.
I want to write about those who weren't always that sure of themselves. Who didn't go to art school. Preferably who started selling art at 40 or older, and how that's working out for them. I'm curious about whether they're making a living at it, are discriminated against for not being young art school grads, and the characteristics which make or break emerging artists.
I'd love to hear your stories, especially if you're in the DC area. Thanks.