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Your mother wasn't naturally of that bent, was she?
No, but when my father died my mother was anxious about money; she didn't feel
secure anymore about money.
Even though she had two daughters who were doing very well.
Oh, that didn't mean anything to her; we were like children.
I meant to say during the time I was associated with the Reinhardt Galleries,
about Paul and how he had sold pictures to people like Adolph and Sam and
Margaret Lewisohn, to a man called V.W. Jones of Minneapolis who had marvelous
things and gave them to the Minneapolis Museum, to Ralph Boot of Detroit, and
also to John Ringling, whose museum is still at Sarasota. So we had a wide
variety of friends and customers in the art world.
Did you have a feeling, when you were able to dispose of valuable paintings to
such people, that ultimately these paintings would find their way to public
Yes, and I always felt that. In the first place, Ringling was buying for his
gallery then, and I always supposed the Lewisohns might leave their pictures to
museums, which they have. I knew that Jones would leave his to the Minneapolis
Gallery, which he did.
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