We shall never know all about art or the values of art until all art is at an end; meanwhile artists will continue to instruct us.
Only a great actor finds the difficulties of the actor's art infinite.- Ellen Terry
Art is the objectification of feeling, and the subjectification of nature.- Susanne Langer
Any work of art that can be understood is the product of journalism.- Tristan Tzara
Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.- Kary Mullis
Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.- Arthur Erickson
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|Birth:||9th March, 1909|
|Death:||25th July, 1992|
|Profession:||Critic, Poet, Professor|
Elder James Olson was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an American poet, professor, and literary critic. He would publish multiple volumes of poetry and literary criticism during his career. After graduating with a BA in 1934, he was awarded an MA from the University of Chicago in 1935. The same year he received a Friends of Literature award. He was awarded a Ph.D. in 1938 from the University of Chicago with the dissertation, General Prosody, Rhythmis, Metric, Harmonic. In 1955 he was presented with the Poetry Society of America Chap-book Award. He gained full professorship in 1955 and was named Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of English in 1973.
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