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Albert Pinkham Ryder Art Quotes biography

Albert Pinkham Ryder Art Quotes

The artist needs but a roof, a crust of bread, and his easel, and all the rest God gives him in abundance. He must live to paint and not paint to live. -- Albert Pinkham Ryder

When my father placed a box of colors and brushes in my hands, and I stood before my easel with its square of stretched canvas, I realized that I had in my possession the wherewith to create a masterpiece that would live through the coming ages. The great masters had no more. I at once proceeded to study the works of the great to discover how best to achieve immortality with a square of canvas and a box of colors.

The artist has only to remain true to his dream and it will possess his work in such a manner that it will resemble the work of no other man. -- Albert Pinkham Ryder

Have you ever seen an inch worm crawl up a leaf or twig, and then clinging to the very end, revolve in the air, feeling for something to reach...? That's like me. I am trying to find something out there beyond the place on which I have a footing. -- Albert Pinkham Ryder




  

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Reference - Concerning the Spiritual in Art by Wassily Kandinsky, circa 1914