John Seed's Art-Related Recommendations: Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Online Community and Artist Biographies

Dear Friends,

This is a short list of art-related resources I feel good about recommending to you.

John Seed




A Brooklyn based blogazine that offers fresh posts on art and culture topics daily.

Painting Perceptions

Founded in 2009 by Larry Groff to explore contemporary observational painting

Square Cylinder

Northern California art: news, profiles, reviews and more

Two Coats of Paint

New York based blogazine founded by Sharon Butler

The Brooklyn Rail

An independent forum for arts, culture, and politics throughout New York City and far beyond.


Art Curious

Jennifer Dasal explores the odd, weird and wonderful

John Dalton: Easy Does It

Long form conversations with artist by an Irish podcaster with a gentle touch

I Like Your Work

Podcaster Erika Hess interviews artists and builds community



The Mission of Art21 is to educate and expand access to contemporary art through the production of documentary films, resources, and public programs.


Videos by Nicholas Wilton offering musings, techniques, interviews and tips for artists

Mary Lynn Buchanan

New videos weekly featuring visits to museums and galleries across the world.

The Louisiana Channel

Videos on artists added weekly

Online Community

Winslow Art Center Art Chat

A free Zoom-based visit with an artist every Thursday at 10AM PST

Artist Biographies

A Life of Picasso I: The Prodigy,  by John Richardson

The Unknown Matisse: A Life of Henri Matisse: The Early Years, 1869-1908 by Hilary Spurling

Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera

David Park: A Painter’s Life by Nancy Boas

Jackson Pollock: An American Saga by Naifeh and Smith

Light on Fire: The Art and Life of Sam Francis by Gabrielle Selz