The Correlation Between Intelligence and Drawing - One of the Manual Subjects
In the East New York Junior High School in which I teach drawing, the men discuss school problems during the lunch period - that is when the stack of good anecdotes is depleted. Then they often complain about their impossible tasks of trying to teach algebra, English, etc., to "imbeciles." Whenever I wish to partake of a little sympathy by joining the lacrimal round-robin, they attack me with such remarks as: "You shouldn't complain. Intelligence isn’t needed for drawing. The bigger the dunce, the better his drawing marks."
Wolfson, Abraham, "The Correlation Between Intelligence and Drawing - One of the Manual Subjects" (1930). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI29336633.