The story is simply this," said the painter after some time.
He is all my art to me now," said the painter gravely.
Dick thought it remarkable that a painter
should choose to work over an absinthe in a public cafe, and looked the man over.
Before long Mademoiselle Thirion made known that she thought it improper to attend the classes of a painter whose opinions were tainted with patriotism and Bonapartism (in those days the terms were synonymous), and she ceased her attendance at the studio.
And the painter snapped his fingers above his head.
I know one or two painters
, very good fellows, that I could bring to see you if you'd allow me," said Archer boldly.
And when such as had come in contact with Strickland in the past, writers who had known him in London, painters
who had met him in the cafes of Montmartre, discovered to their amazement that where they had seen but an unsuccessful artist, like another, authentic genius had rubbed shoulders with them there began to appear in the magazines of France and America a succession of articles, the reminiscences of one, the appreciation of another, which added to Strickland's notoriety, and fed without satisfying the curiosity of the public.
The men and women who live and move in that new world of his creation are as varied as life itself; they are kings and beggars, saints and lovers, great captains, poets, painters
, musicians, priests and Popes, Jews, gipsies and dervishes, street-girls, princesses, dancers with the wicked  witchery of the daughter of Herodias, wives with the devotion of the wife of Brutus, joyous girls and malevolent grey-beards, statesmen, cavaliers, soldiers of humanity, tyrants and bigots, ancient sages and modern spiritualists, heretics, scholars, scoundrels, devotees, rabbis, persons of quality and men of low estate--men and women as multiform as nature or society has made them.
I conclude that he belongs to the artistic classes, he is so easily elated and depressed; and because he carries his left thumb curiously, as if it were feeling for the hole of a palette, I have entered his name among the painters
They sat resignedly in their lonely studios, surrounded by unsold pictures which have since been covered again and again with gold and bank-notes by eager buyers at auctions and show-rooms, whose money has gone into other than the painter's pockets who have never dreamed that the painter had the smallest moral right to a farthing of it.
It was an article of their creed to believe that the dead painters were the great men, and that the more the living painters imitated the dead, the better was their chance of becoming at some future day, and in a minor degree, great also.
the Gifted and Honourable Editor exclaimed, pointing to that injunction - "I am a painter
My wife desired to be represented as Venus, and the painter
was instructed not to be too frugal of his diamonds in her stomacher and hair.
And the painter
too is, as I conceive, just such another--a creator of appearances, is he not?
there’s a bounty on the scalps—but—will your dogs hunt painters