Paul Mellon - Quotes

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There is no intellectual or emotional substitute for the authentic, the original, the unique masterpiece. ---->>>

Just as there is no substitute for original works of art, there is no substitute for the world of direct sensual experience. ---->>>

Preliminary drawings or sketches in oil or pastel often have an immediacy and emotional appeal far greater than the final canvas. ---->>>

Within 18 months of my parents' marriage in 1900, my mother fell in love with an Englishman who would have described himself as a gentleman but who was, in fact, nothing more than a devious adventurer. ---->>>

Collecting is the sort of thing that creeps up on you. ---->>>

College isn't the only answer. Reading is a college that you can and should attend all your life. ---->>>

When you give away large sums of money, you can cause as much damage as you may do good. ---->>>

In a way, my father was lucky. He had a hunch that his vision of the National Gallery would interest other collectors and persuade them to come in with him, and that hunch proved to be right. ---->>>

It was my father's hope, and it is ours, that the National Gallery would become not a static but a living institution, growing in usefulness and importance to artists, scholars and the general public. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 06-11, 1907
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Die: 02-01, 1999
Occupation: Businessman

Paul Mellon (June 11, 1907 – February 1, 1999) was an American philanthropist and an owner/breeder of thoroughbred racehorses. He is one of only five people ever designated an "Exemplar of Racing" by the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. He was co-heir to one of America's greatest business fortunes, derived from the Mellon Bank created by his grandfather Thomas Mellon, his father Andrew W (wikipedia)