The studio of an artist–the place that allows an artist’s creativity to bloom–always raises so many questions. Is it chosen for some magical combination of the lighting, the location, the size of the artwork involved or types of tools needed? Is it messy, or tidy? Bare bones or full of luxurious decoration? Is it purely a place of work or a place for leisure and friends to visit?
Luckily, we sometimes can sneak a peek into the place that creators worked in and satisfy our curiosity and answer some of these questions. Explore the studios of artists, photographers, and one architect– some famous, others less well-known–in the photos below:
- Explore more images in the Prints and Photographs Division’s online collections related to the subject of Artists’ studios.
- See more views of photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston’s studio.
- The Prints and Photographs Division’s staff regularly invites creators to come to the Library and talk about their work. View some of these webcasts for a different kind of ‘peek into the studio’!