Wisdom on Wednesdays—The masterpieces of painting are done by children

“We must remember that the masterpieces of painting are done by children under fourteen.  Why is this?  I think it is because purity of heart is especially necessary to quality, and after fourteen it is only maintained by struggle.  Before that it is a sweet and natural and unconscious offering to God.”  (January 13, 1925)

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Chilton Ryan, pastel on paper, 1931, 17 x 14 in.
Portait of the son of a close friend of the Schmitts in Silvermine.

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