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Q:

Your mother wasn't naturally of that bent, was she?

Lasker:

No, but when my father died my mother was anxious about money; she didn't feel secure anymore about money.

Q:

Even though she had two daughters who were doing very well.

Lasker:

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.

Q:

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 galleries?

Lasker:

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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