The goal of "The P ortrait Club" was to provide the ideal learning environment spacious, clean, well-lighted, orderly and uncrowded.
e were eager to put into practice our ideas for the ideal painting class experience. New York painting ateliers are typically old, dirty, unkempt and crowded. We envisioned The Portrait Club of New York as spacious, clean, well-lighted, orderly and uncrowded. Leasing a full floor of a midtown office building on West 57th Street, the painting "club" took shape along the lines we had imagined. The classes and seminars that we offered were immediately fully subscribed. This teaching experience led to the creation of The National Portrait Seminar, an annual teaching conference presented in a Manhattan off-Broadway theatre and, later, around the country. You can read the history of The National Portrait Seminar here. J.H.S
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Our Studios 1970 2015
The Portrait Club of New York
225 West 57th Street, Manhattan