The Introverted Artist

Lisa Downey ’91

The Introverted Artist by Lisa Downey ’91, which is, according to Downey, “part memoir, part art history,” tells the story of a woman who decides to become an artist and discovers not only how much the art world challenges her introversion but also that there is powerful social pressure around how we work and think and speak about art.

Sharing stories of hilariously uncomfortable art classes and the ups and downs of faux painting jobs, The Introverted Artist is a vicarious experience in becoming an artist while also a short education in lesser-known tidbits of art history that made the art world what it is today. (Green Tea Press, 2021)


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