In my talk at Manchester College I didn't mention so many things I wanted to but didn't have the time in the hour and 15 minutes I was alloted. Richard Lindner was one of my mentors too. He was a Bavarian Jew who was politically active in Paris and escaped the Nazis by going down to Marseilles and successfully joining the French Foreign Legion. But he found that his officers were German so he escaped to America and for the first time in many terrible years had found a safe home. God bless America, eh? Richard is the one who told me (when I was being a drama queen about the struggle of creation) that I must remember that if the painter wins the battle, the painting looses. Excellent advice that I eventually understood.
You can see why, despite being almost 70 in the 1960s, he was catagorized as a Pop artist.
Richard Lindner, HELLO, oil/canvas