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 12, 2018

Added May Day Morning by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Fishermen on the Shore at Sunset by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Fair is My Love by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added 'O mistress mine, where are you roaming?' by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added A Pavane by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Oh Mistress Mine… by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added A peasant girl in black dress by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Bob Acres and His Servant by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Desdemona by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Dirge of the Three Queens by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Lady in pink dress as shepherdess by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Sir Galahad Discovering the Holy Grail by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added The Woman in White by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Gentleman in Profile by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Tennis Match by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Her Majesty Enthroned by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Portrait of Alfred Parsons, R.A. by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Street Scene by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Young Woman in the Woods by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Near Easthampton by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added With Pride upon her Brow by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Diana by Kenyon Cox
Added Fairies by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Girl with Pitcher by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Idyll in Central Park by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added In Awe by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added O Mistress Mine by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Plenty by Kenyon Cox
Added Shapes and Forms Study by Kenyon Cox
Added Shapes and Forms Study by Kenyon Cox
Added The Approach of Love by Kenyon Cox
Added The Picture Book by Kenyon Cox
Added View of an English House by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Woman on a Park Bench by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Young Girl with Blue Bow by Edwin Austin Abbey

December 11, 2018

Added Abram Arkhipov to Museum
Added Girl from Lesnoye by Abram Arkhipov
Added Girl with Apples by Abram Arkhipov
Added Girl with a Jug by Abram Arkhipov
Added Girl by Abram Arkhipov
Added Smiling Girl by Abram Arkhipov
Added Angel of the Dawn by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Monadnock, Winter Sunrise by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Head of a Boy (Recto) by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added The Deserter by Abram Arkhipov
Added Woman in Green Velvet by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Monadnock by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Profile, Alice Rich by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Girl in Red by Abram Arkhipov
Added The Coachman by Abram Arkhipov
Added Gladys by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Mount Monadnock by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Study of Alma Wollerman (Mrs. Gerald Thayer) by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Below Mount Monadnock by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Monadnock No. 2 by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Monadnock by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Mount Monadnock by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Copperhead Snake on Dead Leaves by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Frog by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added In the Evening by Abram Arkhipov
Added In the North by Abram Arkhipov
Added Peacock in the Woods by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Blue Jays in Winter by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Male Wood Duck in a Forest Pool by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Red Flamingoes by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Roseate Spoonbill by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Roseate Spoonbills by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added The Sky Simulated by Red Flamingoes by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added The Sky Simulated by White Flamingoes by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added A Winged Figure by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Harry Whiting, Nephew of the Artist, (study) by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Meditation by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Beatrice by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Church by Abram Arkhipov
Added Winter Landscape by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Capri by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Winter Scene by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Seated Angel by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Cornish Headlands by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Head of Mary B. Thayer by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added In the Mask Shop by Abram Arkhipov
Added Oil Sketch of a Young Boy by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Dublin Pond, New Hampshire by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added An Angel by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Study for 'A Virgin' by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Virgin Enthroned by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added A Study of an Old Woman by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Nantucket Sand Dune by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Portrait of Helen Bigelow Merriman by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Young Woman in White by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Spring Hillside by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Girl in White (also known as Margaret Greene) by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Mount Monadnock by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Flower Studies by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added The Garden by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Waterlilies by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Road at Nantucket by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Jessie Jay Burge by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added At the Market Place, Paris by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Chadwick’s Dog by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Tiger's Head by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Still Life-Game by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Autumn Landscape by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Azores by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Beggars by Abram Arkhipov
Added Country Road after the Rain by Abram Arkhipov
Added Female Portrait by Abram Arkhipov
Added Flowers on Veranda by Abram Arkhipov
Added Girl by Abram Arkhipov
Added Girl in Red by Abram Arkhipov
Added Heterocampa Biundata, Walker by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Home from Market by Abram Arkhipov
Added Lion at Rest by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Lunar Catapillar by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Lunar Caterpillar by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Mother and Child by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Sphinx Caterpillar by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Standing Woman by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Still Life with Brass Vase and Kimono by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added The Boats by Abram Arkhipov
Added The Washer Women by Abram Arkhipov
Added Tomb of Verona by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added View to Monadnock by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Water Lilies by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Winged Figure Seated upon a Rock by Abbott Handerson Thayer

December 10, 2018

Added A Bride by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Ahasuerus at the End of the World by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl
Added Die Seelen des Acheron 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
Added an image of The Excursion of the Harem by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of Louis XIV and Molière by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of The Reception of the Siamese Ambassadors at Fontainebleau by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of Public Prayer in the Mosque of Amr, Cairo by Jean-Leon Gerome

December 9, 2018

Added A Stormy Day in Stromness by Gayle Madeira
Added A Temporary State of Grace by Gayle Madeira
Added American Dreaming by Gayle Madeira
Added Boat Basin (plein air) by Gayle Madeira
Added Path to the Sea by Gayle Madeira
Added Uhm-ma by Gayle Madeira
Added Window to the Sea by Gayle Madeira
Added Young American Dreaming by Gayle Madeira

December 8, 2018

Added We've Been Here Before by Arina Gordienko

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 Alma Wollerman by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Angel by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Anne Mumford Palmer by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Bessie Price by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Blue Ribbon by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Boy and Angel by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Caritas 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