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Anne Whitney

  • I hold that art, at its best, is only an expression of the life of the people — in infinite adaption — and that its scope is correspondingly broad and varied. I hate the pedantry of prescriptions. Whoever prescribes limits to this expression, and labels his articles, 'Art for art's sake only,' or 'Beauty is the sole end of art,' or 'No art without a moral purpose,' I hold to be a weak brother, deserving commiseration.

    • Anne Whitney,
    • in Frances Willard, Occupations for Women ()

Anne Whitney, U.S. sculptor, poet

(1821 - 1915)