American Artist Quotes


1353 American Artist quotes:



"Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators."
"Focus. With so many creative minds around the company, there are always more projects than we can effectively take on at one time."
"I try to construct a picture in which shapes, spaces, colors, form a set of unique relationships, independent of any subject matter. At the same time I try to capture and translate the excitement and emotion aroused in me by the impact with the original idea."
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"Nature is my springboard. From her I get my initial impetus. I have tried to relate the visible drama of mountains, trees, and bleached fields with the fantasy of wind blowing and changing colors and forms."
"Since we have to speak well of the dead, let's knock them while they're alive."
"I guess when you turn off the main road, you have to be prepared to see some funny houses."
"Very interesting for an old duffer like me to try his hand at something new. If I don't do that once in a while, I might just turn into a fossil, you know!"
"And last, it may be worthwhile trying to hang something beyond the partial wall because some of the pictures do very well in a confined space."
"When people say 'What are underground comics?' I think the best way you can define them is just the absolute freedom involved... we didn't have anyone standing over us."
"I'm the oldest antique in town."
"It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait."
"Some folks think I painted Lincoln from life, but I haven't been around that long. Not quite."
"I mean, art for art's sake is ridiculous. Art is for the sake of one's needs."
"Life is too short to spend hoping that the perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lip shade will mask an ugly heart."
"I always felt myself to be an unlucky person like Donald, who is a victim of so many circumstances. But there isn't a person in the United States who couldn't identify with him. He is everything, he is everybody; he makes the same mistakes that we all make."
"My art springs from my desire to have things in the world which would otherwise never be there."
"Every time you work, you have to do it all over again, to rid yourself of this dross. I suppose for a person who is not an artist or not attempting art, it is not dross, because it is the common exchange of everyday life."
"At the same time that I'm finding the color world I want, I'm also trying to make the imagery, you know, by the nature of the strokes themselves."
"I maintain that two and two would continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five."
"I talk as I sketch, too, in order to keep their minds off what I'm doing so I'll get the most natural expression I can from them. Also, the talking helps to size up the subject's personality, so I can figure out better how to portray him."


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