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The Cover
May 25, 2005

The Communicant

Author Affiliations

The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 2005;293(20):2446. doi:10.1001/jama.293.20.2446

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.