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Born: 1907-06-11
Profession: Businessman
Nation: American
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Collecting is the sort of thing that creeps up on you.

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College isn't the only answer. Reading is a college that you can and should attend all your life.

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Just as there is no substitute for original works of art, there is no substitute for the world of direct sensual experience.

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Preliminary drawings or sketches in oil or pastel often have an immediacy and emotional appeal far greater than the final canvas.

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There is no intellectual or emotional substitute for the authentic, the original, the unique masterpiece.

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When you give away large sums of money, you can cause as much damage as you may do good.

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In a way, my father was lucky. He had a hunch that his vision of the National Gallery would interest other collectors and persuade them to come in with him, and that hunch proved to be right.

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It was my father's hope, and it is ours, that the National Gallery would become not a static but a living institution, growing in usefulness and importance to artists, scholars and the general public.

Tags: Father, Hope, Living

Within 18 months of my parents' marriage in 1900, my mother fell in love with an Englishman who would have described himself as a gentleman but who was, in fact, nothing more than a devious adventurer.

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