The contrast between the precarious, uneasy young life of Jimmy Ernst (1920-1984) and the quiet museum in a city circled by peaceful farm fields where his work Horizontal Fields (cover) now resides is perhaps an apt example of life's incongruities. Ernst's early experiences are outlined in his autobiography, A Not-So-Still Life: A Child of Europe's Pre-World War II Art World and His Remarkable Homecoming to America.
Smith JM. Horizontal Fields. JAMA. 2013;309(7):638. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.176139