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Approximately 5,070 craft artists, 11,520 fine artists, 29,810 multimedia artists, and 210,710 graphic designers are employed in the United States. Most fine artists are self-employed, and very few are able to support themselves completely by the sale of their art. They hold other jobs that allow them to pursue their artistic endeavors on a part-time basis, or they may work in art-related jobs, such as in teaching, commercial art, art therapy, or working in a gallery or art museum.

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