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New York Times: As a Painter Grows Older, His Creativity Endures

By RACHEL L. SWARNS FEB. 23, 2014

Ed Clark stood silently before the canvas on the floor of his studio. He buy essays online considered the muted morning light, the paint and its promise. Then he pushed a broom across the surface, capturing the hues of daybreak and twilight with each stroke.

He leaned on his personal assistant, who steadied Mr. Clark’s aging body. There was a time when it seemed that nothing could stop him from painting with his push broom, one of his signature innovations. But he is 87 now. After about three hours, he was physically spent.

“When you get older, what you’ve done when you were younger, you research paper can’t do anymore,” Mr. Clark said last week, as he sank slowly into his easy chair. “That’s just the body getting old. It’s telling me, ‘You won’t be here for long.’ ”

Then he grinned: “But I don’t intend to go.”