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1918… The First Marathon?

In 1918, a case can be made for the original ‘Marathons’ at 8th Street.  Twenty painters drew numbers, turned up at 8 West 8th Street and were given canvasses of different sizes, depending on the number they drew, and were instructed to paint pictures on the spot from memory without sitters or models over three days.  This experiment was called “Indigenous Exhibition,” and it must have been a success, because a version for sculptors occurred later in the same year.

This intense dedication to time in the studio became the standard for the original class of New York Studio School students in 1964.  They claimed that they had spent more time drawing in their first two weeks at the loft on Broadway than they had in entire semesters or years at other institutions.

And so the cycle continues, view upcoming Marathons.

 

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