The drawings and paintings reproduced in this catalog are all original, and were made by students who began their art school training with no more talent than you are familiar with in high school work. Unusual talent is not necessary and you should not expect too much of your untrained efforts, for finished artists are not born any more fhan are finished doctors, lawyers, or followers of any other vocation. However, your early efforts, though they may appear weak to you, are definite indications of the field of endeavor which you should follow if future success is to be assured. Sufficient and proper training will produce the necessary development. \i\1 e have on permanent exhibition here at the school, many examples of work done by students while in high school, and also drawings made by the same students toward the end of their art school course. The progress shown is startling and should enable you to judge what your own ability, developed by tne same training, could accomplish.
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