|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.