My Life in The New York Times

Artist Ross Bleckner on the sum of his clippings

As a New York institution and masterful painter, Ross Bleckner is a true artist. His time—much of it, anyway—is spent cut off, alone and hard at work in his studio in Sagaponack, NY. But he has always voraciously read the newspaper to stay in touch, keeping clippings of inspiration in the form of text and images. Over the years his scrapbooks have informed his artistic …