Friday, January 02, 2009

Barnet Braverman

Not really the most famous member
of the Palette and Chisel
(can't even find his dates on the internet)

He studied with Andre Lhote in Paris:

(here's a Lhote drawing
that was recently shown at the A.I.C.)

But.... Braverman did make history!

As a homeboy who hung out with fellow Chicagoan
Ernest Hemingway in Paris,
he made his mark
in the history of modern English literature,
by smuggling
copies of James Joyce's "Ulysses" in the U.S.
over the Canadian border at Windsor.

(But I'm afraid that his other accomplishments
have yet to be published)


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