“A drawing a day keeps the…” in memory of Robert Genn

Art of Quotation

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“A drawing a day keeps the cobwebs away.” Robert Genn (May 15, 1936 – May 27, 2014), artist, painter, educator, author, writer

Genn ran the Painter’s Keys web site, a worldwide artists’ community, with his staff and volunteers. This sends out an erudite free twice-weekly newsletter, which is sent to 135,000 artists in over 100 countries, and claims the largest collection of art quotes online with over 5,382 authors quoted. His “Ten Commandments of Art Pricing” on his web site (reprinted on About.com) advise starting cheaply, raising prices slowly, keeping them the same for all purchasers and pricing by size.

In 2005, Genn campaigned against the Chinese website, arch-world.com, which was selling thousands of high-resolution images of around 2,800 artists’ work illegally, without permission. After failing to gain support from the Canadian government or the African embassy in Ottawa, Genn used his web site to enlist subscribers’ support to…

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