Wisdom on Wednesdays—“Is there anything more real than poverty with a family?”

“Critics comfortably off and cosmopolite tell me that it is fatal for me to live alone in the woods and paint, that I must not separate myself from humanity, reality. . . .  Humanity?  Is there anything more human than ones own children?  Reality?  Is there anything more real than poverty with a family? (except death, which is also tasted each day)?”  (1931)

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Shack where Schmitt stayed on his property in Silvermine before his marriage.
Pastel on paper, 14 x 11 in.

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One thought on “Wisdom on Wednesdays—“Is there anything more real than poverty with a family?”

  1. You have found some interesting pictures to illustrate the life of poverty that Granddad lived. I told a college roommate about the foundation and she found you on the web. She was very impressed especially with the portraits. Her name is Sally Burt: she and Ken live in Dedham.

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