“He had just ‘settled in’ at the Hotel Galamus. Another hope of calm, another place of uncertainty. A ‘temporary abode’, as they say…As usual, his financial situation was dire. How did he manage it in the first place , to organize the necessary money for the trip to Saint-Paul, a modest hotel room and the stay?Perhaps his friend, the poet Max Jacob, who was not exactly rich himself, had managed to get him from the monastery in Saint-Benoît-sur -Loire from where he had written to him on October 11, 1939 to send a small instruction.
It is more likely that the faithful Hedwig Muschg, whom he met in Paris in 1927, was again able to sell one or two of his paintings for him or bought them herself. The wonderful Hedwig had helped him to the end. Sometimes the modest elementary school teacher would send him half of her wages…”