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Bibliography: Artists’ studios and artist’s studio museums

General texts Texts are listed in chronological order •

Alexander Liberman, The Artist in his Studio (London: Thames & Hudson, 1969)

Michael Peppiatt and Alice Bellony-Rewald, Imagination’s Chamber: Artists and their Studios (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1982)

Peter Avondoglio and Erika Fremerey, Kunstens huse: fra Thorvaldsens til Trapholt (Dansk Arkitektur & Byggeeksport Centre, 1989)

J Milner, The Studios of Paris: Capital of Art in the Late Nineteenth Century (New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 1990)

Postle and M Bignamini, The Artist’s Model: Its Role in British Art from Lely to Etty (Nottingham: University of Nottingham; English Heritage, 1991)

Giles Walkley, Artists’ Houses in London 1764-1914 (Scolar Press, 1994)

Martin Postle and William Vaughan, The Artist’s Model: From Etty to Spencer (Merrell Publishers, 1999)

J. Wood, Close Encounters: the Sculptor’s Studio in the Age of the Camera (Leeds: Henry Moore Institute, 2001)

Michael Cole and Mary Pardo, Inventions of the Studio: Renaissance to Romanticism (Chapel Hill; London, 2005)

Alexander Sturgis, Rebels and Martyrs: The Image of the Artist in the Nineteenth Century (London: National Gallery Publishing, 2006)

Brian O’Doherty, Studio and Cube: On the Relationship Between Where Art is Made and Where Art is Displayed (New York: Columbia University, 2007)


Bernhard Maaz, Im Tempel der Kunst: Die Künstlermythen der Deutschen (Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2008)

Gianna A. Mina and Sylvie Wuhrmann (eds.),Casa d’artisti, Tra Universo privato e spazio public case di artisti adibite a museo, (Ligornetto: Museo Vincenzo Vela, exh. cat. 9 – 11 October, 2009)

M J Long, Artists’ Studios (Black Dog Publishing, 2009)

Giles Waterfield (ed.), The Artist’s Studio (London; Hogarth Arts, exh. cat., 26 September – 13 December 2009, Compton Verney; 9 February – 16 May 2010, Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts)

Mayken Jonkman and Rachel Esner, Mythen van het Atelier (Uitgeverij WBooks, 2010)

Bodo von Dewitz, La Bohème : The Staging of Artists as Bohemians in 19th and 20th Century Photography (Steidl, 2010)

Mary Jane Jacob and Michelle Grabner (eds.),The Studio Reader: On the Space of Artists (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010)

Charlotte Gere, Artistic Circles: Design and Decoration in the Aesthetic Movement (London: V&A Publishing, 2010)

Ina Conzen et al., Mythos Atelier. Von Spitzweg bis Picasso, von Giacometti bis Nauman (Stuttgart: Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 2012)

Jens Hoffmann (ed.), The Studio (Whitechapel Gallery; MIT Press, Documents in Contemporary Art, 2012)

Alex Coles, The Transdisciplinary Studio (Sternberg Press, 2012)

Anne Cartier Bresson, Dans l’atelier du photographe (Paris : Paris musées, 2012)

Hélène Rochette, Maison d’écrivains et d’artistes : Paris et ses alentours (Parigramme, 2012)

Margot Th Brandlhuber and Michael Buhrs (eds.), In the Temple of the Self: the Artist’s Residence as a Total Work of Art: Europe and America, 1800-1948 (Hatje Cantz, 2013)

Ann-Sophie Lehmann, Rachel Esner and Sandra Kisters (eds.), Hiding, Making, Showing, Creation: The Studio from Turner to Tacita Dean (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2013)

Hossein Amirsadeghi, Art Studio America (London: Thames & Hudson, 2013)


France Nerlich and Alain Bonnet, Apprendre à peindre : Les ateliers privés à Paris 1780-1863 (Les presses universitaires François Rabelais, 2013)

Bodo Plachta, Künstlerhaüser: Ateliers und Lebenräume berühmter Maler und Bildhauer (Gebundene Ausgabe, 2014)

Anne Lafont (ed.), ‘L’atelier’, Perspective : actualité en histoire de l’art, 1 (2014) https://perspective.revues.org/4295

John Elderfield and Peter Galassi, In the Studio (New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2015)

Single artist studies •

John Edwards and Perry Ogden, 7 Reece Mews: Francis Bacon’s Studio (London, 2001)

Kristin Lohse Belkin and Fiona Healy, A House of Art: Rubens as Collector (Antwerp: exh. cat., Rubenshuis and Rubenianum, 2003)

Margarita Cappock, Francis Bacon’s Studio (London, 2005)

Michael Phillips, ‘No. 36 Castle Street East: A Reconstruction of James Barry’s House, Printmaking Studio, and the Making of The Birth of Pandora’, The British Art Journal, 9:1 (Spring, 2008), 15-27

Stéphanie Cantarutti, Bourdelle (Paris: Alternatives, 2013)

Michael Peppiatt, In Giacometti’s Studio (New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 2010) David Mitchinson, Hoglands :The Home of Henry and Irina Moore (London: Lund Humphries, 2007)

Lena Rydin, Carl Larsson-Gården: A Home / Ein Heim / Ett Hem (Carl Larsson-gården, 1994)

Pierre-Louis Mathieu, Geneviève Lacambre and Marie-Cécile Forest, Le musée Gustave Moreau (Paris : Réunion des musées nationaux, 2005)

Jonathan Black and Brenda Martin, Dora Gordine : Sculptor, Artist, Designer (Philip Wilson, 2008)

Artist books •

Annie Leibovitz, Pilgrimage (London; Jonathan Cape, 2011)


Anne Purkiss, Artists: At Home and At Work (Sudbury: Gainsborough’s House Trust, 2014)

Joe Fig, Inside the Artist’s Studio (Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press, 2015)

Essays •

Daniel Buren, trans. by Thomas Repensek, ‘The Function of the Studio’, October, 10 (Autumn, 1979), 51-58

Lizzie Darbishire, ‘The studios of celebrated Painters’: a series of portraits by John Ballentyne RSA’, Apollo, May 1998, pp.21-27

Pre- 1900 and archival texts •

FG Stephens, Artists At Home (London, 1884) – photographs by J. P. Mayall, with notes by Stephens

Maurice Adams, Artists’ Homes, a Portfolio of Drawings Including the Houses and Studios of Several Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects (London, 1883)

Prepared by The Artist’s Studio Museum Network Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village www.artiststudiomuseum.org research@wattsgallery.org.uk

August 2016


Other studio museums This is non-exhaustive list of still-extant artist’s homes or studios that are not open as formal museums but can still be visited in locations across Europe. If you would like to add any sites to this list, please contact research@wattsgallery.org.uk.

SWEDEN •

Carl Wilhelmson’s House and Studio 451 78 Lysekil, Sweden A purpose-built studio and summer residence designed by Carl Wilhelmson (1866-1928). Open once a year for a guided tour run by the artist’s descendants. https://www.hembygd.se/sjostjarnan/visning-wilhelmsons-atelje/

Albert Engstrom Museum Albert Engströms Väg 11 760 45 Grisslehamn Open only by guided tour on specific days of the year. http://www.albertengstrom.se/

NORWAY •

Ramme Gaard Rammeveien 96 1545 Hvitsten, Norway The former home of Edvard Munch (1863-1944), where he produced some of his most famous paintings, now open to the public as a hotel and conference centre.


http://www.rammegaard.no/

GERMANY •

Albert Anker House and Studio Müntschemiergasse 7 CH - 3232 Ins/Anet. The birthplace and studio of Albert Anker (1831-1910). Open to the public by pre-arranged guided tour (April – October only), managed by the artist’s descendants http://www.albert-anker.ch/

FRANCE •

Maison de Van Gogh 52 Rue du Général de Gaulle 95430 Auvers-sur-Oise Van Gogh’s final home, open to the public as a restaurant and events space. www.maisondevangogh.fr

Musée de l’Atelier de Rosa Bonheur Château de By 77810 Thomery Former home and studio of Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899). Put up for sale in summer 2014 and now closed to the public. http://www.levaudoue.fr/pages/culture-et-loisirs/culture-etpeinture/musee-rosa-bonheur-1.html

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December 2016

Studio Museum Resources - The Artist's Studio Museum Network  

Full bibliography of material relating to artists' studios and studio museums, and a list of informal European artist's studio museums.

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