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The Art Students League of New York is an art school founded in 1875.

Its creation came in response to both an anticipated gap in the program of the National Academy of Design's program of classes for that year, and longer-term desires for more variety and flexibility in education for artists.

When the Academy resumed a more typical, but liberalized, program, in 1877, there was some sentiment that the League had served its purpose, but its students voted to continue its program. It was incorporated in 1878. The American Fine Arts Building at 215 West 57th Street housed the group since 1892. From 1906 until 1922, and again after the end of World War II from 1947 until 1979, the League operated a summer school of painting at Woodstock, New York.

As of 2008, the League remains an important force in New York City art life.

Notable instructors and lecturers

Since its inception, the Art Students League has employed renowned professional artists as instructors and lecturers, including: Lawrence Alloway, Charles Alston, Will Barnet, Hugo Bastidas, William Behnken, George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Isabel Bishop, Alexander Stirling Calder, William Merritt Chase, Herman Cherry, Kenyon Cox, John Steuart Curry, Stuart Davis, Jose de Creeft, Edwin Dickinson, Harvey Dinnerstein, Thomas Eakins, Michael Goldberg, Stephen Greene, George Grosz, Philip Guston, Robert Beverly Hale, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, Eva Hesse, Charles Hinman, Hans Hofmann, Wolf Kahn, Morris Kantor, Rockwell Kent, Walt Kuhn, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Gabriel Laderman, Ronnie Landfield, Jacob Lawrence, George Luks, Paul Manship, Reginald Marsh, Knox Martin, Mary Beth Mckenzie, William C. McNulty, Willard Metcalf, Kenneth Hayes Miller, Maxfield Parrish, Jules Pascin, Larry Poons, Richard Pousette-Dart, Abraham Rattner, Peter Reginato, Boardman Robinson, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John Sloan, Isaac Soyer, Raphael Soyer, Theodoros Stamos, Harry Sternberg, Augustus Vincent Tack, George Tooker, John Henry Twachtman, Vaclav Vytlacil, Max Weber, J. Alden Weir, and William Zorach to name a few.

Notable alumni

The school's list of renowned alumni includes:Edwin Tappan Adney, Tadashi Asoma, Milton Avery, Will Barnet, Romare Bearden, Brother Thomas Bezanson, Isabel Bishop, Nell Blaine, Leonard Bocour, Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Stanley Boxer, James Brooks, Peter Busa, Paul Cadmus, Alexander Calder, Claudette Colbert, Allyn Cox, Andrew Michael Dasburg, Dorothy Dehner, Burgoyne Diller, Sir Jacob Epstein, Marisol Escobar, Philip Evergood, Louis Finkelstein, Helen Frankenthaler, Charles Dana Gibson, William Glackens, Elias Goldberg, Michael Goldberg, Adolph Gottlieb, John D. Graham, Nancy Graves,Clement Greenberg, Red Grooms, Chaim Gross, Marsden Hartley, Al Held, Eva Hesse, Al Hirschfeld, Winslow Homer, Paul Jenkins, Donald Judd, Albert Kotin, Lee Krasner, Thomas Lamb, Ronnie Landfield, Alfred Leslie, Roy Lichtenstein, John Marin, Knox Martin, Mercedes Matter, Louisa Matthiasdottir, John Alan Maxwell, Jozef C. Mazur, Henry McBride, Walter Tandy Murch, Reuben Nakian, Louise Nevelson, Barnett Newman, Isamu Noguchi, Georgia O’Keeffe, Ray Osrin, Tom Otterness, Betty Parsons, Philip Pavia, Wendy Penney, I. Rice Pereira, Jackson Pollock, Fairfield Porter, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray, Frederic Remington, Norman Rockwell, James Rosenquist, Mark Rothko, Morgan Russell, Louis Schanker, Ethel Schwabacher, Maurice Sendak, Ben Shahn, Nelson Shanks, Nat Mayer Shapiro, David Smith, Tony Smith, Robert Smithson, Otto Stark, Frank Stella, Joseph Stella, Harry Sternberg, Clyfford Still, George Tooker, Cy Twombly, Jack Tworkov, Hervé Villechaize, Edward Charles Volkert, Stow Wengenroth, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Russel Wright, and many others.

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