|Cosimo De'Medici and Giorgio Vasari founded|
Europe's first art school in 1563, Florence, Italy.
|The Atelier of Courbet, 1855, Gustave Courbet|
|A modern day atelier.|
|For its first 40 years the National Academy of Design|
had no permanent home. Then after the Civil War,
the academy built this Venetian Gothic structure at
23rd St. and Fourth Avenue.
|The cockloft, fourth floor, 197 Fifth Avenue,1875|
|The Art Students League, mid-town Manhattan|
|The Art Students League also reaches out to artist of the more distant future.|