Art Renewal Center

Leading the Revival of Realism

Leading the revival of realism in the visual arts, the Art Renewal Center (ARC), a 501(c)(3), non-profit, educational foundation, hosts the largest online museum dedicated to realist art and includes works by the old masters, 19th century, and contemporary realists as well as articles, letters and other online resources. The ARC is the foremost and only vetting service for realist art schools ensuring that the teaching curricula and quality of teacher and student work meet our strict standards to become ARC Approved™. The ARC also runs the ARC Salon Competition, which is the largest and most prestigious competition in the western world for realist artists painting, sculpting, and drawing today with nine categories and thousands of works competing, culminating in a traveling live exhibition of many of the winning works. The ARC works with other ARC Allied Organizations™, artist groups, museums, and publications to become a central news hub for the Contemporary Realist Movement of 21st Century Art. Read the ARC Philosophy written by ARC Chairman, Frederick C. Ross, to learn why ARC is so passionately dedicated to realist based art.


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New ARC Approved Atelier Published on 7 December, 2018

The REAL Academy of Art is our newest ARC ApprovedSM Atelier.

Based in Denver, CO, The REAL Academy's mission is to teach drawing and painting inspired by the methods of the Renaissance Masters and adapted to suit contemporary academic training.

To learn more about the REAL Academy of Art, please click here

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The ARC Museum is the largest online museum dedicated completely to realist art work. It contains tens of thousands of images by thousands of artists and includes works by 19th century and old master artists through our general search pages, as well as 21st century realist works by our ARC Affiliated Artists™.

Our news section consists of two parts, the first being our News Blog where we post daily to keep our viewers informed on relevant topics about realist art and the second is our Events Calendar which is an interactive calendar listing of all the exciting realist art events taking place around the world including: exhibitions, lectures, open houses, competitions, artist demonstrations, video and podcast releases, publication releases, enrollment dates and more. The calendar can also be viewed in three ways, as a calendar, a general listing, or as a world map.

Education

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As a non-profit educational foundation, education is one of our primary goals. Here is where you can find our ARC Approved™ School listing, ARChives where we have our articles, letters and more, The Da Vinci Initiative which focuses on skill-based learning in K-12 classrooms, artist interviews, artist demonstrations, podcasts, self help books and more.

About Us

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Find out more about the ARC and its staff. Learn about our mission and ARC philosophy. Find information on ARC Allied Organizations and how to contact us.

Competitions

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View the results of past and current ARC competitions or submit your entries here. The ARC holds two types of competitions. The ARC Scholarship Competition, held every May, gives thousands of dollars in direct financial aid to students attending ARC Approved Schools. The International ARC Salon, the most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas and perhaps the world, offers over $100,000 in cash awards and International recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, museum exhibitions, and a strong online presence.

Help support the ARC by purchasing fine art prints, books, DVDs, or more. Here you will also find information on image usage and advertising rates.

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December 10, 2018

Added A Bride by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Achilles' Grave by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl
Added Ahasuerus at the End of the World by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl
Added Ahasuerus at the End of the World by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl
Added Die Seelen des Acheron by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl
Added Die Seelen des Acheron (Detail) by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl
Added Die Seelen des Acheron (Detail) by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl
Added La Nascita di Venere by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl
Added Scena Pompeiana by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl
Added The Grave of Achilles by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl
Added The Only Witness by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl
Added Venus Reclining in the Waves by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl

December 6, 2018

Added William Michael Spartali Stillman by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Portrait of a Lady (Mr.s William B. Cabot) by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Alice Rich by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Angel by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Anna Wollerman by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Anne Mumford Palmer by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Bessie Price by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Blessing Children by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Blue Ribbon by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Boy and Angel by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Girl Arranging Her Hair by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Girl in Fur Hood by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Half-Draped Figure by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Hebe by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Jaroslava Mucha by Alphonse Maria Mucha
Added Landscape at Fontainebleau Forest by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Margaret MacKittrick by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Minerva in a Chariot by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added My Children by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Noon by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Orpheus (and Euridice) by Anselm Friedrich Feuerbach
Added Orpheus and Euridice by Charles de Sousy Ricketts
Added Pensive Model by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Pompeii by Alfred Elmore
Added Portrait of a Woman by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Portrait of a Young Woman (Bessie Price) by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Portrait of Raphael Welles Pumpelly by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Roses by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Self-Portrait by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Sleep by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Stevenson Memorial by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Still Life with Rhododendron by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Study of a Young Woman by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added The Angel by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added The Sisters by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Theodora Thayer, Girl in White Blouse by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Title Unknown by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Two Young Women in the Park by Albert Cresswell
Added Woman in a Grecian Gown by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added an image of Angel by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added an image of Roses by Abbott Handerson Thayer

December 4, 2018

Added Small Format Christmas Show to Calendar
Added Miss Edith Fitton by Frank Dicksee
Added Sir Henry Cubitt Gooch by Frank Dicksee
Added This for Remembrance by Frank Dicksee
Added Portrait of Mrs. Norman Holbrook by Frank Dicksee
Added Portrait of Mrs. Austin Mackenzie by Frank Dicksee
Added Mrs. Ernest Guiness by Frank Dicksee
Added Charlotte Mary Emily Nugent-Dunbar by Frank Dicksee
Added The Mother by Frank Dicksee
Added Joan Marion Neville by Frank Dicksee
Added John Belcher by Frank Dicksee
Added Portrait of Lady Hillingdon by Frank Dicksee
Added Portrait of Susannah Pearson by Frank Dicksee
Added My Lady Fair by Frank Dicksee
Added Portrait of Mrs. W. K. D'Arcy by Frank Dicksee
Added Stella by Frank Dicksee
Added Dawn by Frank Dicksee
Added The Confession by Frank Dicksee
Added A Reverie by Frank Dicksee
Added Study for "A Reverie" by Frank Dicksee
Added The Magic Crystal by Frank Dicksee
Added The Funeral of a Viking by Frank Dicksee
Added Andromeda by Frank Dicksee
Added Interior with a Lady by Frank Dicksee
Added Hesperia by Frank Dicksee
Added Self Portrait by Frank Dicksee
Added Miss Elsie (Elspeth) Thomson by Frank Dicksee
Added A Surrey Landscape by Frank Dicksee
Added Book by Daniel Graves
Added Oriental Pastime by Frank Dicksee
Added Portrait of Dora by Frank Dicksee
Added Study for 'The Confession' by Frank Dicksee
Added The Daughters of Eve by Frank Dicksee
Added The Sensitive Plant by Frank Dicksee

December 3, 2018

Added In Contemplation by Franz Dvorak
Added an image of Mystic Roses by Franz Dvorak