Art: No Hatred

One day when he was seven, Max Band took his only pair of shoes to the village cobbler for re-soling. While he waited, barefoot, the cobbler fashioned a crude brush to varnish the new soles. He did it by pounding the tip of a stick until the fibers were separated and soft. Afterwards, Band ran home as fast as his new soles would carry him, made his own brush, and set to work on his first oil painting—using salad oil.

_ His paintings led Band from his Lithuanian village to Berlin, where he acquired a wife, and then to Paris, where he...

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