Art: Right & Left

In 1907 William Hurd Lawrence was a successful right-handed illustrator. In 1927 he is a successful left-handed painter. In 1937, he hopes to be a successful ambidextrous illustrator & painter. This evolution resulted from an accident that occurred 20 years ago. Then Mr. Lawrence illustrated for Harper's Weekly. His wife took sick, so he was forced to concentrate upon illustration almost to the exclusion of his first love, water color. His sketches demanded travel—Europe, the West Indies, South America. It was on a South American tour that the sun beat him into partial paralysis. His right hand hung disabled.

It was pain...

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