Wisdom on Wednesdays—“Only the loss of wealth will restore reason”

“To stand by and observe the disintegration of society is distressing.  The affair, of course, is moral; but one can hardly accuse a society of immorality (avarice and duplicity) when the society is subjective and, worshipping itself, has thereby lost all criteria.  Men are free from moral and esthetic standards.  Only the loss of wealth will restore reason.”  (1961)

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Study for “Reading”, pastel on paper, 1936, 23 x 19 in.
A pastel sketch of the artist’s wife Gertrude (sitting) and her close friend Margaret Ryan, later executed as an oil painting for the Works Progress Administration. The present location of the painting is unknown.

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