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“Making It” as an Artist in Business
16th October 2015 • The Thriving Artist • The Clark Hulings Foundation
00:00:00 00:42:55

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Brandon Kralik is an internationally exhibited post-contemporary figurative painter who employs classical oil painting methods “with a current vision to create a visual mythology.” Born in the US, he has spent 13years of his 20-year career in Sweden, where he currently lives and works. His work is found in the collections of Steven Tyler, The Crown Princess of Sweden, Matthew Barzun, and Carlos Santana. He studied Fine Art at Western State College of Colorado, Art History at CUNY (Manhattan), and painted under Norwegian figurative painter Odd Nerdrum for 3 years before opening his own studio.

Brandon helps us understand how, exactly, one "makes it" in business as an artist.

Topics include:

  • The Tenacity of Choosing an Art Career vs. "Shadow Careers"
  • What Does "Making It" Look Like?
  • The Series of Affirmations That Amount to Success
  • Artist As Digital Nomad!
  • Contact Management As The Key To More Art Sales
  • The Role Of Semantics In Describing Your Art & 'Personal Brand'
  • Thought Leadership As Networking
  • Bleeding For Your Art - As A Business!
  • The Critical Role Of Knowledge Transfer
  • Clark Hulings and Cultural Change through Business and Beauty
  • Revising the History of Art From the Road

Listen now, or download and take this 42min episode with you on your phone or mobile device. Brandon's website, where you can find his latest work and links to Facebook and Twitter, is

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