Sunday, June 27, 2010

June 27, 1904

"Anyone looking at Remington’s work feels that he has breathed the air of the Plains, and is at home there. It is necessary either to have lived with these things you are going to picture or else, by the imagination, see them as though you had lived with them.

"Colonial life appeals so strongly to me that to come across things that have been handed down from that time fills me with a feeling akin to homesickness - so, that merely to pick up a fragment of that period is all that is necessary to bring before me that quaint life - and my friends tell me that my pictures look as tho’ I had lived in that time."
Howard Pyle as quoted by Ethel Pennewill Brown and Olive Rush, June 27, 1904

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