CBS Art Collections Signs Emerging Artists from the Art Students League of New York

by Craig Babson-Smith

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Posted on: November 16th, 2011

November 16, 2011

CBS Art Collections, representing both established and emerging artists throughout the U.S., today announced that they have entered into contractual arrangements with several artists who have had their skills refined at the legendary Art Students League of New York. Founded in 1875 by artists and for artists, the Art Students League of New York has been instrumental in shaping America’s legacy in the fine arts. Many renowned artists have honed their skills at the League, which is dedicated to sustaining the great tradition of training artists.

“We are extremely excited to have forged a relationship with artists who have been trained at one of the most fabled art schools in the history of the U.S …a school that helped shape the careers of art luminaries like Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, and Mark Rothko,” said Craig Babson-Smith, who launched CBS Art Collections earlier this year. “Walking the halls of the Art Students League is truly a humbling experience, knowing the caliber of the artists that have walked these very halls before me.”

Among the League artists represented by Babson-Smith are David Marshall Jones, Sassoon Kosian, Elinore Bucholtz, Susan Libby Siegel, Shyun Song, Aandra Aabdock and John Kneapler. Babson-Smith came to appreciate these artists’ work through his interest in the Art Students League’s Exhibition Outreach Program, which places work in public spaces throughout New York for hundreds of thousands of viewers.  Program Director Leah McCloskey, herself a former League student, and current professional exhibiting artist and curator, says “It’s a wonderful opportunity for these artists to be represented by Craig. I’m sure these will be fruitful partnerships that will bring amazing pieces into the collections of many buyers.”

To learn more about CBS Art Collections, please contact Mr. Babson-Smith at 203-293-4972 or visit

About CBS Art Collections

Based in Westport, CT, CBS Art Collections represents more than 85 artists living and painting throughout the U.S. and consults on the sale of their artworks to architects, interior designers, hotels, the entertainment industry and private art patrons.   As a collective, these artists are diverse in age, stage of career and geography, with most having had their skills refined at leading art schools and artist-in-residency programs.

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Media contact:

Craig Babson-Smith

CBS Art Collections


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