»Art and nature, the two greatest manifestations in the environment, are so intimately related that it impossible to
think of one without the other, and so we never can compress them into a single formula.

It is the result of the creative act that distinguishes works of art from those of nature, namely, the modelling of an original form, newly produced, and not the intimated or repeated form. Art has its immediate origin in the latest powerful incentive
existing at the time, of which it is the most visible expression.«

Karl Nierendorf / Gallery owner / New York / 1936 - 1947