The History of Art And The Curious Lives of Famous Painters
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.
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
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