Sometime, when I have a few years to spare, I am going to run down the fable that has grown up around artists. I always wondered just when and where the idea started that artists were a people set apart, not just a section of our race in general. Being an artist myself, I resent both the idealism and the degradation that the world has endowed upon this simple everyday man who has chosen art as a profession.
Hickson, William E.
"Pity the Poor Artists,"
Manuscripts: Vol. 9
, Article 25.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol9/iss2/25