Mix the brightness of life, red, yellow, blue, and you will have gray; gray is the color of memory.

Impressionist painter Abel Warshawsky, in a draft to his autobiography “My Brush With Life.” You can read the entire manuscript online as part of Warshawsky’s fully digitized papers.

A.G. (Abel George) Warshawsky papers, circa 1900-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.