Artistic Studios for the …lite
Early in the 20th Century, the wealthy ťlite of New York who were artists (or pretended to be) often lived in glamorous "studio apartments." These dramatic two-story apartments usually had beamed ceilings, fireplaces, stained glass windows and more. "Studios" had as many as four bedrooms and some even had staff quarters. Learn of famous artists and society figures such as Howard Chandler Christy, Norman Rockwell, Fannie Hurst, Isadora Duncan, NoŽl Coward, Rudolph Valentino and other residents, past and present, of this artistic New York enclave.
"The artist's role is to make a neighborhood so desirable - that artists can't afford to live there."
Koch, former Mayor of New York City