The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate,
MD, Senior Contributing Editor.
His motto, inscribed above the door of his studio in the small North
Holland town of Egmond-aan-den-Hoef, was “Waar en Klaar.” If he
meant it for his paintings, he could not have chosen more aptly: all of the
paintings of this American expatriate from Detroit, Michigan, are exactly
that: true and clear. And according to those who knew him, the motto described
his personal qualities as well: forthright, candid, and frank in stating his
opinions; he was nevertheless much revered by colleagues, loved by his friends,
and a recipient of many honors both abroad and in the United States.
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