„I wish you would recollect that Painting and Punctuality mix like Oil and Vinegar, and that Genius and regularity are utter Enemies.“

Quote of Gainsborough in a 'Letter to Edward Stratford' (a patron), 1 May 1772
1770 - 1788

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„What I always longed to do was to be able to paint like I can draw, most artists would tell you that, they would all like to paint like they can draw.“

—  David Hockney British artist 1937

From a series of interviews with Marco Livingstone (April 22 - May 7, 1980 and July 6 - 7, 1980) quoted in Livingstone's David Hockney (1981), p. 207
1980s

Jean Dubuffet photo
Karel Appel photo
Wassily Kandinsky photo
Max Beckmann photo

„Oh I wish that I could paint again. Paint is an instrument without which I cannot survive for any length of time. Whenever I even think of gray, green and white, I am overcome with quivers of lust. Then I wish that this war would end and that I might paint again.“

—  Max Beckmann German painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor and writer 1884 - 1950

Quote from Beckmann's letter to his first wife Minna, from the front, first World war, 1915; as quoted in Max Beckmann, Stephan Lackner, Bonfini Press Corporation, Naefels, Switzerland, 1983, p. 14
Quote of Max Beckmann, one from a series of letters he wrote to his wife Minna Beckmann-Tube, being medic soldier at the front of World War 1.
1900s - 1920s

Edward Hopper photo

„If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.“

—  Peter Shaffer English playwright and screenwriter 1926 - 2016

The New York Times, April 13, 1975.

Arshile Gorky photo
Frank Delaney photo
Henry Rollins photo

„I didn’t choose painting … It chose me. I didn’t have any talent. I just had genius.“

—  Grace Hartigan American artist 1922 - 2008

As quoted in "Grace Hartigan, 86, Abstract Painter, Dies" in The New York Times (18 November 2008) http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/18/arts/design/18hartigan.html?_r=2

Miranda July photo
Vincent Van Gogh photo
Brandon Sanderson photo
KatieJane Garside photo
Norman Rockwell photo

„The View of life I communicate in my pictures excludes the sordid and the ugly. I paint life as I would like it to be.“

—  Norman Rockwell Armatian 1894 - 1978

Somebody once said that I paint the kind of girls your mother would want you to marry.
Norman Rockwell, My Adventures As An Illustrator : An Autobiography (1979), p 24

O. Henry photo
Claude Monet photo

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