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  • Henri de Toulouse Lautrec Quotes (1864-1901)
    French painter and printmaker known for his Moulin Rouge prints and paintings of prostitutes and the nightlife of Montmartre, Paris.
  • Bill Leak Quotes (1956-)
    Australian editorial cartoonist and portrait painter who is regularly hung in the Archibald prize.
  • Fernand Leger Quotes (1881-1955)
    French artist who created bold Modernist works which used a lot of primary colors outlined in black.
  • Leonardo da Vinci Quotes + Paintings + Bio (1452-1519)
    Italian Renaissance artist, painter, inventor, architect and creator of the Mona Lisa.
  • Michael Leunig Quotes (1945-)
    Australian cartoonist and thinker who is not afraid to say the things that need to be said to an insane world.
  • Roy Lichtenstein Quotes (1923-1997)
    American painter and sculptor famous for his Pop Art work inspired by comic books.


  • "I grew up wanting to be an artist, for some unknown reason. I wanted to have paintings up on walls. And, you know, I sort of struggled very hard to become an impoverished artist. And when I finally realised that goal, I thought, 'Well, now I'm going to have to do something to earn a living.'"
    Bill Leak
  • "The object in modern painting must become the main character and overthrow the subject. If, in turn, the human form becomes an object, it can considerably liberate possibilities for the modern artist."
    Fernand Leger
  • "Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind."
    Leonardo da Vinci
  • "My cartoons have also had me labelled a misogynist, a blasphemer, a homophobe, a royalist, a misanthrope and a traitor, to name but a few. I would sum it all up by saying: I am a cartoonist."
    Michael Leunig
  • "Personally, I feel that in my own work I wanted to look programmed or impersonal but I don't really believe I am being impersonal when I do it. And I don't think you could do this."
    Roy Lichtenstein

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  • "I am risking my life for my work, and half my reason has gone."
    Vincent van Gogh