Tragic Unhappiness

“Bruce, Patrick Henry Bruce, was one of the early and most ardent Matisse pupils and soon he made little Matisses, but he was not happy. In explaining his unhappiness he told Gertrude Stein, they talk about the sorrows of great artists, the tragic unhappiness of great artists but after all they are great artists. A little artist has all the tragic unhappiness and the sorrows of the great artist and he is not a great artist.” Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. . . . Patrick Henry Bruce.

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