Harold La Vigne

  • Martin Baer (1894–1961)

    WHOEVER SPOKE TO MARTIN BAER was confronted with beauty. The person who conversed with him about love, painting, death, the void, or any of the phenomena of being human, would suddenly find a field of daisies laid out before him. No man ever put so much of beauty into the vast space between one man and another.

    Martin was handsome and dignified in appearance; he had a rare respect for humans and animals; he was gentle and affectionate; he showed the wisdom of long suffering; he had a passionate interest in his occupation, and the humility that cognizance of one’s own ignorance brings.

    Martin was