Art: Dicta

"There are no such things as starving artists. If they were artists they wouldn't be starving. I've investigated them. Always their work is scratchy stuff that has to be explained. You can't tell what it is by looking at it. If they could paint portraits of women and children which are just as essential to a household as furniture and carpets, they wouldn't go hungry."—Thus, last week, Mrs. Herbert Claiborne Pell of the New York Junior League, 43, socialite grandmother, prefacing a renewal of her painting activities.

"It is nonsense to say that wealth is bad for an artist! Most poor painters...

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