Paris has a unique place in the history of art. Artists from all over the world found inspiration in the Louvre, studied at the academies and ateliers, and exhibited their paintings in the annual Salon.  American artists formed one of the largest groups: in 1888, there were over 1,000 living and working in the French capital.  Almost every  first-rate American painter spent time in Paris: Whistler, Sargent, Eakins, Beaux, Cassat, Homer, Hopper — and the list goes on.

The Paris Seminar is reviving this tradition.  We believe Paris is still a source of inspiration for realist painters in the 21st Century.