Summer is for light reading by the pool or on the deck, but you can still enjoy lots of books while maintaining a tie to your art business.
Here is a list of novels that have artists as their main character.
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
Spending by Mary Gordon
An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
Others I’ve Read In Past Few Years
The Only True Genius in the Family by Jeannie Nash
Sacré Bleu by Christopher Moore
A weird romp (as only Christopher Moore can do) with van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin and others.
Novels I Read Long Ago
I read these many many years ago, but enjoyed them enough to keep them around.
Masterpiece by former Metropolitan director Thomas Hoving
World-class museum directors vie for the acquisition of a famed painting by Velazquez.
Masterclass by Morris West
Murder mystery in the art world.
On My Bed Stand To Read Next
The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro
This novel is built around the real-life 1990 theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
Two or more people on my Facebook page have recommended these books.
Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale
Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland
Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
The Thomas Crown Affair by Evan Lee Heyman
You can read all of the other novels that were mentioned in the comments on this Facebook post.
What books of fiction about art, artists, the artist-life have you enjoyed?