The Easel

Around the World (or Part of It) with Sarah Thornton: 33 Artists in 3 Acts

Sarah Thornton interviews dozens of artists in her engaging new book that probes the question ‘what is an artist’.This is territory made complex by cultural biases. Nevertheless, the reviewer muses that an overriding commonality for most artists is the deep personal drive needed to overcome adversity. “Maybe the elusive answer to the question, “What is an artist?” lies in the act of continuing to be one against all odds.”