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Revisiting NAP Issue #1 by New American Paintings

At the very least, our design teams have come a long way! The content, however, although receiving face-lifts every so often, has been the same. We have featured artists from all over the country in our magazine achieving greater exposure for their work. As it states in the first publisher’s note, “…this publication can act as an open studio for artists across an entire region, whether they work in close proximity to other artists or work alone in the woods…This book represents the launching of a new idea in art publishing, a new opportunity for emerging artists, and a new market for collectors.”

So, 100 issues later, we are still at it…Holding regional competitions and featuring the very best for you to enjoy. We thought it would be fun to share, on this occasion, our very first issue with you from 1993. After the jump you’ll find  various cover iterations since ’93, and a few spreads of some artists you might recognize from issue #1.


The first issue of New American Paintings, Published in 1993. Cover Artist: Mary Sherman


New American Paintings Issue #6. Cover Artist: James Lagiss

New American Paintings #14. Cover Artist: Ken Beck

New American Paintings #50. Cover Artist: Nuno de Campos

New American Paintings #100. Cover Artist: Caomin Xie

Title Page, Issue #1

Introduction, Issue #1 (Click to view large)

Table of Contents, Issue #1 (Click to view large)

Ilona Anderson, Issue #1

Chawky Frenn, Issue #1

Timothy Harney, Issue #1

Paul Inglis, Issue #1

Paul Rahilly, Issue #1

Shelley Reed, Issue #1

Mary Sherman, Issue #1

Christine Vaillancourt, Issue #1
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finally, the front page from #VI. Perhaps some sample pages, as my own volume is a little time-worn…

Comment by John White

Where is Paul Inglis these days? I have a few of his paintings from early 1990’s..

Comment by Judy




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