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A face in the picture would bother me, so I'd rub it out with the turpentine and do it over.
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Eisenhower had about the most expressive face I ever painted, I guess. Just like an actor's. Very mobile. When he talked, he used all the facial muscles. And he had a great, wide mouth that I liked. When he smiled, it was just like the sun came out.
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Everyone in those days expected that art students were wild, licentious characters. We didn't know how to be, but we sure were anxious to learn.
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Here in New England, the character is strong and unshakable.
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I can take a lot of pats on the back. I love it when I get admiring letters from people. And, of course, I'd love it if the critics would notice me, too.
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I didn't know what to expect from a famous movie star; maybe that he'd be sort of stuck-up, you know. But not Gary Cooper. He horsed around so much... that I had a hard time painting him.
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I had a couple of million dollars' worth of... stock once. And now it's not worth much more than wallpaper. I guess I just wasn't born to be rich.
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I learned to draw everything except glamorous women. No matter how much I tried to make them look sexy, they always ended up looking silly... or like somebody's mother.
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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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I'll never have enough time to paint all the pictures I'd like to.
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I'm not going to be caught around here for any fool celebration. To hell with birthdays!
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I'm the oldest antique in town.
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I'm tired, but proud.
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It was a pretty rough neighborhood where I grew up The really tough places were over around Third Avenue where it ran into the Harlem River, but we weren't far away.
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It wouldn't be right for me to clown around when I'm painting a president.
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My best efforts were some modern things that looked like very lousy Matisses. Thank God I had the sense to realize they were lousy, and leave Paris.
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No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations. He's got to put all his talent and feeling into them!
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Right from the beginning, I always strived to capture everything I saw as completely as possible.
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Some folks think I painted Lincoln from life, but I haven't been around that long. Not quite.
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Some people have been kind enough to call me a fine artist. I've always called myself an illustrator. I'm not sure what the difference is. All I know is that whatever type of work I do, I try to give it my very best. Art has been my life.
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The '20s ended in an era of extravagance, sort of like the one we're in now. There was a big crash, but then the country picked itself up again, and we had some great years. Those were the days when American believed in itself. I was happy and proud to be painting it.
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The commonplaces of America are to me th richest subjects in art. Boys battling flies on vacant lots; little girls playing jacks on the front steps; old men plodding home at twilight-all thse things arouse feeling in me.
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The remarks about my reaching the age of Social Security and coming to the end of the road, they jolted me. And that was good. Because I sure as hell had no intention of just sitting around for the rest of my life. So I'd whip out the paints and really go to it.
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The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.
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Things aren't much wilder now, I don't think, than they were back then. Of course I just read about all the goings-on now. Ha.
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Travel is like a tonic to me. It's more than just getting away from the studio for a brief rest. I need it to recharge my batteries.
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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!
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When I go to farms or little towns, I am always surprised at the discontent I find. And New York, too often, has looked across the sea toward Europe. And all of us who turn our eyes away from what we have are missing life.
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You must first spend some time getting your model to relax. Then you'll get a natural expression.
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