(1878 - 1944)
Paul Jean Martel was active/lived in Pennsylvania / Belgium. Paul Martel is known for portrait and impressionist landscape painting.
The following, submitted November 2005, is from Maclovia Martel, gran-daughter of the artist.
"Has it ever occurred to you that a photograph is the unrealest of
things? The camera sees its subject so much faster than the eye can
see it - that the result is something that you never have seen. Then
there are "the chemists" who want to paint the flesh of the female so
you could eat it with a spoon. Of course you can't do it. You don't
eat paint with a spoon. You can't paint light. You can't paint odor.
You can't paint touch. You can just paint paint."
- Paul Jean Martel, Philadelphia Record, 1943
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