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Get Inspired! Art Books at HCPL


Calling all artists – aspiring, beginner, or expert! HCPL’s collection is full of big, beautiful books of art prints, reproductions, how-to guides, and museum catalogs. These books contain inspiration and instruction for a wide variety of mediums and styles. You can study the work of your favorite artist, explore a particular movement in art history, or learn a new technique.

Who is your favorite artist? Just type their name in the catalog as a subject search to find collections of their art, biographies, and more books about them. Some of our newest acquisitions include:

If you don’t have a favorite artist, check out these catalogs from various museum and gallery collections. Collections are a great way to discover new artists and styles.

Or delve deeper into a single work, artist, or topic:

Now that you’re filled with inspiration, check out a how-to book to create your own masterpieces or explore some arts and crafts programs at the Library:

This is only a small selection of what we have. Stop by any of our libraries to browse the collection and discover something new. The majority of our art books are found in the 700s section of non-fiction. Ask a librarian to help you find them!  

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