A Lack of a Name, of Artistic Value, and of a Positive Perception: Overlooking Amateur Artists in Scholarly Research

@article{Wiertz2020ALO,
  title={A Lack of a Name, of Artistic Value, and of a Positive Perception: Overlooking Amateur Artists in Scholarly Research},
  author={Wendy Wiertz},
  journal={History of Humanities},
  year={2020},
  volume={5},
  pages={111 - 129}
}
  • Wendy Wiertz
  • Published 2020
  • History
  • History of Humanities
  • For a long time, amateur artists were not regarded as a serious subject in art-historical research. Commonly cited reasons for this late interest were their relatively obscure names or even total anonymity, the low expectations regarding the artistic quality of their work and the negative perception of these nonprofessional artists. Yet the late interest in amateur artists is striking considering the wealth of nonacademic literature on the amateur as a figure: from how-to manuals, journalism… CONTINUE READING