Outdoor Painter: Older Artists Get It Right
A new study by the Research Center for Arts and Culture (RCAC) at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York finds that aging artists are models for society because of the way they spend their senior years — especially as the workforce changes to accommodate multiple careers and baby boomers entering the retirement generation.
The study finds that aging artists belie stereotypes because they are passionate about their work, and put the good news and bad news into it. They feel validated as artists and rank high in life satisfaction and self-esteem. Also, more than half of them communicate daily or weekly with other artists, and more than half continue to be working artists and do not expect to “retire” until they are 90.