It began as the GODFATHER OF MATH, evolved into the GOODFATHER OF MATH. Now this. Go figure...


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The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = G. CARLIN...Stain glass, engraved glass, frosted glass
–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS... Nothing is more fluid than language = R. L. SWIHART
I cannot live without the oxygen of laughter = DAWN POWELL + + + But please be sure to season that with the hydrogen of gravitas = PAUL OLIVERIO
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

February 7, 1984: Rest In Peace, Jimmy Ernst

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Jimmy Ernst, son of Max Ernst, one of the most influential Dada and Surrealist artists, and himself for many years a well-known painter in this country, died of a heart attack yesterday at a Manhattan radio station. 

He was 63 years old and lived in East Hampton, L.I.
 
Mr. Ernst went to radio station WMCA after helping to install an exhibition of his paintings opening this evening at the Armstrong Gallery (50 West 57th Street).
 
''He was waiting to go on the Barry Gray program, which starts at 12 o'clock, in order to promote his book and exhibition, and he just died,'' a spokesman for the radio station said.

A memoir by Mr. Ernst titled ''A Not-So-Still Life'' has just been published by St. Martin's Press.
 
Jimmy Ernst was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1920.

In 1922, after Max Ernst, then already famous as one of the founders of the Dada movement, separated from Louise Straus Ernst, the boy was raised by his mother.

Although he had always been surrounded by artists–''my mother told me that Paul Klee once changed my diapers,'' he said–painting did not interest him as a career until he saw Picasso's ''Guernica'' in Paris in 1938 and sensed what painting could be...

(2/7/84)

Jimmy Ernst died 
less than one month
after publication
of his memoir. 

This is the fifth GoFather page
featuring Jimmy.

The first of theses pages is  here.
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