The world of art history is filled with fascinating stories and as such, we hope to highlight the luminaries through history who have shaped and shifted the arts as we know them. From explorations of well-known names to profiles of brilliant creators lesser-remembered by history, our goal is always to inspire by way of educating. Take a look around and discover the stories and styles of some of our favorite A-L-P artists through the ages.

Creative Play: Color Grids inspired by Stanley ...

Stanley Whitney (b. 1946) is an American painter most known for his vibrant abstract grid paintings. Drawing inspiration from sources ranging from artist Piet Mondrian to quilt-making, Stanley creates richly...

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Artist Spotlight: Alice Neel

Born in 1900, Alice Neel is best known for her portraits of people in her social circle, during a time when there was a diminishing interest in figurative painting (Abstract...

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A closer look at the How-To Guides

Something that distinguishes our kits from others is our how-to guides and creative play prompts. Below is a quick video introducing you to our how-to guides so you can get...

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A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE COLOR FIELD PAINTERS

Color Field Painting is an art movement that emerged from Abstract Expressionism in the mid-20th century. In opposition to the dramatic, gestural works of the first generation of Abstract Expressionist...

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A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE FIGURATIVE ARTISTS...

For centuries artists have been portraying and interpreting the human form in a multitude of ways. Since the Renaissance, figure drawing has served as the foundation of training, a crucial...

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Podcast Rec: Getty Museum's Recording Artists

As you know, a big part ofΒ A L PΒ is learning about iconic artists who have shaped art movements over the past century or so. We love finding new resources to...

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