Wisdom on Wednesdays—Factory civilization or total Christianity


The Sower, 1937, Conte crayon on paper, 18 x 14 in.
Study for the oil painting of the same name.

“Society has been ‘freed.’  It has been emancipated from God.  As has been said, man cannot be neutral for long.  He must be ultimately the slave of God or the slave of the Devil.  Our choice is between the Servile State of avaricious materialism (factory civilization) and total Christianity.”  (1943)


Wisdom on Wednesdays—The last agonies of avarice

Roman ruins - from studio portfolio

Roman Ruins, pastel on paper, dated May 21, 1935

“A statement to those who are unaware that we are dying of world lunacy: No one can imagine a civilization in the last agonies of avarice which would differ in any way from ours.” (1950)