ERIC Number: ED390728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Artists Who Work with Their Hands: Painters, Sculptors, Craft Artists and Artist Printmakers. A Trend Report, 1970-1990.
Jeffri, Joan; Greenblatt, Robert
This 1970-1990 trend report focuses on four visual arts occupations: painters; sculptors; craft artists; and artist printmakers. Areas of employment, earnings, and geographic distribution are examined. Data are drawn from the U.S. Census, surveys conducted by the Research Center for Arts and Culture at Columbia University (New York), surveys by other researchers, research monographs, and a study commissioned by the Australia Council (Australia). Variables affecting the study include questions of occupation versus career; professional versus amateur status; geographic attitude; art as a core activity; artist focus; education; and resources. Statistical analysis, given in tables, differentiates by gender and looks at age, population and participation by artist occupation, education, employment, unemployment, and income. Background information on artists surveyed from Boston (Massachusetts) and New York (New York) artists is described. Appendices providing the wording of the questionnaire and the methodology of the research are included. Contains a 10-page bibliography of research about artists. (NP)
Descriptors: Artists, Craft Workers, Demography, Economic Factors, Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics, Human Geography, Income, Painting (Visual Arts), Printmaking, Sculpture, Social Science Research, Trend Analysis, Visual Arts
Research Division, Room 617, National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20506-0001.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC. Research Div.
Authoring Institution: N/A