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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One Week Left to Enter the ARC Salon Published on 22 March, 2019

As many of you may have seen the deadline for the 14th International ARC Salon Competition was extended until 12:00 noon PST on March 31st, 2019.

Don’t miss the opportunity to partake in the largest competition in the world dedicated to 21st Century Realism.  Eleven categories cover a vast variety of styles and subject matter, including Figurative, Portraiture, Still Life, Imaginative Realism, Landscape, Drawing, Sculpture, Animal Art, Plein Air Painting, and our new Fully From Life category. Works range in style from Photo Realism and Hyper Realism, to Naturalism, Classicism, and traditional and Impressionist works. Subject matter ranges from the beautiful to the bizarre and from the comedic to the profound.

To learn more and to enter visit our ARC Salon Entry Pages.

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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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March 25, 2019

Added George Nathaniel Curzon by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added George Nathaniel Curzon by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added The Afterglow by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added A Coming Storm by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Cumberland Fell by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Farmyard by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added In My Fields by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added The Last of the Autumn Tints by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Gwenddydd and Her Dog in a Garden by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added A. F. Winnington-Ingram by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added George Frederick Samuel Robinson by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Clement Royds by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Colonel Oliver Ormerod Walker by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Francis Henry Jeune by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added George Harcourt by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Hugh Swanton, Organ Maker by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Charles Coates by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Mandell Creighton by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Alderman Sir George Hussey by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added George Baker Forster by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Henry Boyd, Principal by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Henry McGrady, Lord Provost of Dundee by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Joseph Bennett, Critic and Writer by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Lady Armstrong by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Anton the Weaver by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Francis John Tillstone, Town Clerk by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Charles Rube by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Herbert Spencer, Philosopher by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Major-General Sotheby by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Cecil John Rhodes by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Frederick Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Lord Kelvin by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Captain Richard Phelips by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Charlotte Delafield, Mrs Richard Phelips by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added The Foster Mother by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Cardinal Roti by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added George Stokes by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Henry George Liddell by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added John Jackson, Mayor of Sheffield by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Arthur Wellesley Peel by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added John Couch Adams by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added John Couch Adams by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Briton Riviere by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Dinah Maria Craik, née Mulock by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Emilia Francis, née Strong, Lady Dilke by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Lorenz Herkomer, Siegfried and Elsa by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Bavarian Girl by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Early Lessons by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Haymaking and Lovemaking by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Found by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Jennie Stanford by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added John D. Allcroft, Treasurer of Christ's Hospital by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Charles MacIver by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Joseph Joachim, Violinist by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Brownlow Wynne Wynne by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Alfred Lord Tennyson by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Eventide - A Scene in the Westminster Union by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Anna Herkomer, née Weise by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Lady among Cherry Trees by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Baron Fisher of Kilverstone by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Captain Philip Blundell Bicknell by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added E. J. Routh by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Friedrich Max Müller by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added George Frederic Watts by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Head of an Old Man by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Henry Parry Liddon by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added James Edward Sewell, Warden by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Jeremiah James Colman, Mayor of Norwich by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Lionel Solomon Benson by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Lord Kelvin by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Lorenz Herkomer (the artist's father) by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Mandell Creighton by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added Margaret, Lady Herkomer by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
Added an image of Hard Times by Sir Hubert von Herkomer

March 22, 2019

Added Vendetta by John Collier
Added The White Devil by John Collier
Added William Kingdon Clifford by John Collier
Added William Munk by John Collier
Added William Charles Lucy by John Collier
Added William Herford Ancrum, Esq. by John Collier
Added Touchstone and Audrey by John Collier
Added Water Baby by John Collier
Added William Rosser by John Collier
Added William Spottiswoode by John Collier
Added William Kingdon Clifford by John Collier
Added A View Across Lake Como by John Collier
Added Triple Portrait of a Woman by John Collier
Added William Fred Collier by John Collier
Added William Nicholson by John Collier
Added Young Girl Draped in a Tiger Skin by John Collier

March 21, 2019

Added Stepping Stones: Pamela by John Collier
Added The Sleeping Beauty by John Collier
Added Theban Hills from Luxor by John Collier
Added Sir Samuel Butler Provis by John Collier
Added Sir Michael Foster by John Collier
Added Sir William Huggins by John Collier
Added Sir Willoughby Heyett Dickinson by John Collier
Added Sir Ughtred Kay-Shuttleworth by John Collier
Added Thomas Henry Huxley by John Collier
Added S. Wilkins by John Collier
Added A Street in Jerusalem by John Collier
Added Ocean With a Burning Ship by Marcus Larson
Added Ship on Stormy Sea by Marcus Larson
Added Sir William Mitchell Banks by John Collier
Added Sir William Rose by John Collier
Added Souvenir of Chu Chin Chow by John Collier
Added Steamship in Sunset by Marcus Larson
Added The Spring Wood by John Collier

March 20, 2019

Added Mother of Pearl by John Collier
Added The Amber Necklace by John Collier
Added The Beggar Man by John Collier
Added Portrait of the Artist's Daughter by John Collier
Added Charles A. Watts by John Collier
Added Meditation by John Collier
Added Portrait of Unknown Soldier by John Collier
Added Sir Frederick George Banbury by John Collier
Added Sacred and Profane Love by John Collier
Added Charles Bradlaugh by John Collier
Added Henry Gee by John Collier
Added Pomps and Vanities by John Collier
Added 'For King and Country' by John Collier
Added Angela McInnes by John Collier
Added Clytemnestra by John Collier
Added Edward Clodd by John Collier
Added Edward George Percy Littleton by John Collier
Added Herbrand Arthur Russell by John Collier
Added John Morley by John Collier
Added Herbert William Walmisley by John Collier
Added Colonel Sir George Dixon by John Collier
Added Eve by John Collier
Added Sir John Bland-Sutton by John Collier
Added Horatio Herbert Kitchener by John Collier
Added Robert Benson Jowitt by John Collier
Added The Grand Lady by John Collier
Added Sir Ignatius Valentine Chirol by John Collier
Added Dr J. R. Ashworth by John Collier
Added Michael Foster by John Collier
Added Mariage de convenance by John Collier
Added Sir Edwin Cornwall by John Collier
Added The Right Honourable T. F. Halsey by John Collier
Added John Clifford by John Collier
Added Major General M. W. E. Gossett by John Collier
Added Sir John Evans by John Collier
Added Sir John Evans by John Collier
Added Lord Monkswell by John Collier
Added Osborne Reynolds by John Collier
Added Sir Charles Strickland by John Collier
Added Sir Edwin Ray Lankester by John Collier
Added The Sinner by John Collier
Added The Prodigal Daughter by John Collier
Added Sir Andrew Mitchell Torrance by John Collier
Added The Connoisseur, Reginald Barrett by John Collier
Added George Smith by John Collier
Added Brotherhood of Man by John Collier
Added Rudyard Kipling by John Collier
Added Richard Garnett by John Collier
Added Lady Godiva by John Collier
Added The Death of Albine by John Collier
Added Felix Thornley Cobbold by John Collier
Added Queen Guinevre's Maying by John Collier
Added Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield by John Collier
Added A Devonshire Orchard by John Collier
Added Colonel Sir Henry St John Halford by John Collier
Added James Laing by John Collier
Added George Crispe Whiteley, MA by John Collier
Added Alderman Sinclair by John Collier
Added James Andrew by John Collier
Added A. N. Hornby by John Collier
Added Lady Laing by John Collier
Added Portrait of an Unknown Woman by John Collier
Added Sir Isaac Wilson by John Collier
Added Sir James Laing by John Collier
Added Alfred Salwey by John Collier
Added In the Forest of Arden by John Collier
Added Field-Marshall B. F. Haines by John Collier
Added Priestess of Delphi by John Collier
Added Rudyard Kipling by John Collier
Added Nettie and Joyce by John Collier
Added The Death of Cleopatra by John Collier
Added George Earlam Thorley, Warden by John Collier
Added Sir George Williams by John Collier
Added Professor Alexander W. Williamson by John Collier
Added Sir George Williams by John Collier
Added Maenads by John Collier
Added Meadow Sweet by John Collier
Added Circe by John Collier
Added Blanche Parish, Lady Shuttleworth by John Collier
Added Edward Henry Palmer by John Collier
Added Mrs H. C. Marillier by John Collier
Added Charles Robert Darwin by John Collier
Added Sir George Biddell Airy by John Collier
Added The Child Bride by John Collier
Added The Pharaoh's Handmaidens by John Collier
Added James Prescott Joule by John Collier
Added Marion Collier (née Huxley) by John Collier
Added Francis Dukinfield Astley by John Collier
Added Mrs Mortimer Collier and Family by John Collier
Added Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker by John Collier
Added The Artist's Wife by John Collier
Added An Incantation by John Collier
Added Artemis by John Collier
Added Brigadier-General Charles Spragge by John Collier
Added Colonel Rowland John Beech by John Collier
Added Doris Allan, Lady Vernon by John Collier
Added Edward Henry Hurry by John Collier
Added Eliza Lynn Linton by John Collier
Added Ellen Terry as Lucy Ashton by John Collier
Added Firelight by John Collier
Added Gloucester Docks by John Collier
Added Henry Trentham Butlin by John Collier
Added Hetty Sorrell by John Collier
Added John Bland-Sutton by John Collier
Added John Lubbock by John Collier
Added Love me, love my dog by John Collier
Added Mary Frances Wilson by John Collier
Added Montana, Canada by John Collier
Added Moonlight by John Collier
Added Mrs Adeline Hurry by John Collier
Added Mrs Dalahaye by John Collier
Added Mrs Griffiths by John Collier
Added Mrs Osborne by John Collier
Added Portrait of a Lady by John Collier
Added Portrait of a Woman in Pink Dress by John Collier
Added Reclining Woman by John Collier
Added Samuel Whitbread by John Collier
Added Self Portrait by John Collier
Added Sentence of Death by John Collier
Added Sir Bignell George Elliott, KBE by John Collier
Added Sir Charles Tertius Mander by John Collier
Added Sir Francis Layland-Barratt by John Collier
Added Sir George Campbell by John Collier
Added The Butterfly by John Collier
Added The Garden of Armida by John Collier
Added The Lute Player by John Collier
Added The Minx by John Collier
Added The Queen's Shilling by John Collier
Added an image of Lilith by John Collier

March 16, 2019

Added Figure Drawing in Pencil to Calendar
Added Figure Drawing: to Calendar