"I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living”. Robert Henri
Robert Henri (June 24, 1865 – July 12, 1929) was an American painter and teacher. He was a leading figure of the Ashcan School of American realism and an organizer of the group known as The Eight who were a loose association of artists who protested the restrictive exhibition practices of the powerful and conservative National Academy of Design.
I have used his quotes (and thought of them) many times in my daily walk...what an inspired teacher he would have been.
"It is harder to see than it is to express. The whole value of art rests in the artist's ability to see well into what is before him." ~ Robert Henri.
One of the greatest challenges of an artist must be this quality...and keeping that vision of the subject fresh, vital and consistent. An artist’s curiosity must be their greatest asset.