Quotation by Catherine Drinker Bowen

If art has a purpose, it is to interpret life, reproduce it in fresh visions.
Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897–1973), U.S. biographer. Adventures of a Biographer, ch. 10 (1959).

Though Bowen was referring to the "art" of writers, she was also a musician, and musicians had been her first biographical subjects.
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