"I would give anything to have come by this book years ago. It is in my opinion comparable only to the notes of Leonardo and Sir Joshua . . . One of the finest voices which express the philosophy of modern men in painting." — George Bellows A well-respected American artist, Robert Henri was also a gifted and influential teacher who attracted a large and devoted group of disciples. The Art Spirit, compiled by one of his former students, offers an unparalleled record of Henri's thoughts and theories. Essays, lectures, and notes not only embody the practical techniques of his approach to painting, but also articulate his belief that the joy and wisdom of the creative process are vital and accessible to everyone. The Art Spirit presents the entire system of Henri's teaching, complete with technical advice and critical comments, and will appeal to readers who delight in all forms of the arts. This classic guide offers information and inspiration for students, teachers, and professionals.