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on a drunk and wasn't heard from for weeks.
This seems to be a failing...
It seems to be a failing of painters, doesn't it?
He had a wife from whom I'm not sure he was divorced, who
painted portraits. She was one of the few artists that ever
made any sketches from life of Kennedy. She did some portrait
drawings of him and from those she's made a series of large
portraits, one of which is going to the Truman Library. They're
done in a contemporary style. They're the only portraits I
know done in a contemporary style of any President.
Did you have any interest in the earlier school of artists
like Thomas Hart Benton?
No, I didn't know him and I don't own any pictures by
him and I had nothing to do with any of the others. I own a
very good drawing of Grant Wood's “Spring In Town,” but it's
just an isolated drawing that I found. I don't have any collection
of pictures at all by other Americans.
What about Andrew Wyeth?
I wish I had a Wyeth. I like Wyeth very much, but I
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