“Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, exhilarating, racking, relieving. But amusing? Never!”
― Edna Ferber
John Arthur Lomax
Woman in the Garden (1893). Torsten Wasastjerna (Finnish, 1863–1924). Oil on canvas.
Exhibition history: Finnish Art Society’s 100-year anniversary exhibition, 1946. Wasastjerna is best known for his impressionist landscape paintings. Wasastjerna studied at the Finnish Art Society and studied abroad at the Dusseldorf Art Academy, as well as in Paris.
Nina Leen - Eva Le Gallienne, Westport
Interieur (1951). Edgar Fernhout (Dutch, 1912-1974). Centraal Museum Utrecht.
In his early period, Fernhout painted still lifes and portraits. He was initially influenced by his mother’s realistic style. He began to experiment with other styles and subjects, but through the influence of his mother, he returned to a precise realism.