I traveled throughout Europe when I was quite young, only fifteen or sixteen, with my cousin and good friend Grace Kennedy. Since Grace was then a quite famous silent screen star, she introduced me to the artistic circle and life in Europe. We meet an array of European avant-garde artists from Hugo Ball to Pablo Picasso to Hannah Hoch. In retrospect, I can trace my obsession with artists and collecting to those precious early years. Somewhat later while living in New York with my husband Sir Richard S. Harry, daughter Beatrice ( "Sissy") and son Theodore, I once again had the good fortune to become reacquainted with many of the expatriates. We would frequently visit Marcel Duchamp and his lovely companion Mary Reynolds.