The Quotable Artist

An artist must have his measuring tools not in the hand, but in the eye.
—Michelangelo

Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war against brutality and darkness.
—Pablo Picasso

If you are not skilful enough to sketch a man falling out of a window during the time it takes him to get from the fifth storey to the ground, then you will never be able to produce monumental work.
—Eugene Delacroix

We’re only scared to take risks when we feel we’re inadequate.
—Fran Larsen

The more I become decomposed, the more sick and fragile I am, the more I become an artist.
—Vincent van Gogh

Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
—Jackson Pollock

Why shouldn’t art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world.
—Pierre-Auguste Renoir

I am a great artist and I know it. It is because I am that I have endured such suffering.
—Paul Gauguin

A work of art is a corner of creation seen through a temperament.
—Emile Zola

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
—John Ruskin

Kurt Anderson received most of his artistic education in the traditional atelier systems of study under Minneapolis artist Richard Lack. Anderson’s work has appeared in numerous museum exhibitions, including The American Still Life show at the Minnesota Museum of Art. In addition, his still lifes, portraits and landscapes have appeared in gallery shows across the country. Anderson’s work can be seen there as well as in a number of other books and publications. Anderson lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is represented by Gallery Americana (Carmel, Californai), Taos Gallery (Scottsdale, Arizona) and Foxhole Gallery (Washington, D.C.).

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