Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. I love his later portraits. Like all artists, he speaks without words. When I "listen" to his last three portraits, I hear: All of my hard won mastery, my fought for humanity, I display here. I must hurry, for I am mortal, and the time approaches when I shall be no more. By these three works will my art and mastery forever live, and not follow me to the grave.
"CHESSIE THE RAILROAD KITTEN" book cover [Chessie was a popular cat character used as a symbol of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. Derived from an etching by Viennese artist Guido Gruenwald, the image first appeared in an advertisement in the September 1933 issue of Fortune Magazine with the slogan "Sleep Like a Kitten and Wake Up as a Daisy in Air-Conditioned Comfort"]