“A GOOD artist is always a good talker.” So said Sir William Van Home, paraphrasing Thackeray, and continuing: “Take White. His lively personality and wide interests were a continual amazement and wonder to me. He found time and talent for painting, jewelry,1 rugs, lamps, books and their binding. He designed cabins for some of the finest yachts Herreshoff built. And it wouldn’t make any difference what we were discussing, whether art or the draft-gear of a freight train, fishing, canoeing or music, his voice would rise with his enthusiasm—like a bagpipe.”
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