Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Simon Hantaï, Painter

“I felt that the art world was going wrong. I was starting to receive commissions. I was being asked to paint the ceiling of the Paris Opera House. Society seemed to be preparing to paint my work for me. I could have obeyed; many, perhaps most, painters do. The prospect did not coincide with my desire.”
Simon Hantaï, Painter - explaining the reason for his long isolation.

You can read his obituary here.

Original article here at the NY Times.

He seems like a truly interesting man. Tom McDonough wrote about him here.

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