A legendary community of artists, the Art Students League of New York (ASL) was founded by artists in 1875 and has been instrumental in shaping America’s legacy in the fine arts. Yes, O’Keeffe, Pollock, Rothko, Nevelson and Ai Weiwei studied here, along with scores of other prominent artists. Today’s artists at the League share the same passions that those greats brought to their art.
Dedicated to Non-Conformity
The League was founded by students breaking away from the National Academy of Design. That independent spirit remains at the League today, where artists pursue their work unconstrained by dogma, politics or burdensome tuition. The format of ongoing monthly classes allows artists to work and learn at their own pace from other prominent artists who have a range of artistic philosophies.