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Parent company Crown Publishing Group (Random House)
Founded 1937
Founder Ernest Watson and Arthur L. Guptill
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York City
Publication types Books
Imprints Amphoto Books
Back Stage Books
Billboard Books
Official website Watson-Guptill

Watson-Guptill is an American publisher of instructional books in the arts. The company was founded in 1937 by Ernest Watson, Ralph Reinhold, and Arthur L. Guptill. They also published the magazine American Artist.

Billboard Publications acquired Watson-Guptill in 1962. The Dutch publisher VNU (later renamed the Nielsen Company) acquired Billboard in 1993. Random House acquired Watson-Guptill from Nielsen in 2008.


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