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Re: the value of teachers

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 21:19:58 -0500

Good answer Todd. But I never mentioned that a teacher should share a part
of a sales price. Merely some of us here believe it is to early to think
about selling at a time when a student is still studying. It also has
nothing to do with giving away "secrets". Either I am not making myself
clear or we art teachers in Iceland have a very different view from our
American colleagues.

>There is no way that an artist, whether student or professional, should be made
>or even asked to share part of a sales price with an influential person. Yes,
>the teacher definitely has an input into the finished work, but that input does
>not constitute ownership. What about a professional artist who is doing a
>series based upon the works of Van Gogh or Picasso? If he is not copying, but
>merely working "in the manner of" these artists, should he have to pay Van Gogh
>or Picasso's heirs a fee? Should Childe Hassam have paid a commission to
>Claude Monet every time he sold a painting?
>Also, if a teacher was worried about giving away "secrets" each time they
>taught a class, how would they teach? The teacher is paid for teaching the
>class, leave it at that.