“A stirring reminder of the countless young artists stuck in captivity as assistants”

In Samantha Peale’s debut novel, The American Painter Emma Dial: A Novel, the narrator is the studio assistant for fictitious NYC painter Michael Freiburg. NY Times reviewer Deborah Solomon reports that the novel has a based-on-experience directness that tends to stray from sharp-eyed observation into the mush of unfiltered whining. Not surprisingly, Peale herself spent … read more… ““A stirring reminder of the countless young artists stuck in captivity as assistants””

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