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Paul Martel

 (1878 - 1944)
Paul Jean Martel was active/lived in Pennsylvania / Belgium.  Paul Martel is known for portrait and impressionist landscape painting.

Paul Martel

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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About  Paul Martel

Born:  1878 - Laaken, Belgium
Died:   1944
Known for:  portrait and impressionist landscape painting