Nationality : American
A painter named Julian Lamar was an old friend of Malcolm and Jean, and he was among those staying at Harmon. As soon as he saw Baba, he pronounced, "How radiant your eyes are! What a glow is on your face! How could this luster and glow be captured on film? I have seen photographs of you but they do not reveal all that you are! I would like to reflect your true
beauty by painting your portrait if you would consent to a sitting."
Pointing to himself, Baba gestured, "This is not the original picture! My real portrait is something quite different and to portray it accurately, you must wipe out your own image."
Baba meant the annihilation of the limited ego-mind. "This is beyond my understanding," confessed Lamar. "I can only paint you as I see you, but I need your consent." Baba gave him permission and Lamar was pleased.
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Julian Lamar later painted a beautiful portrait of Meher Baba, depicting him in 1931. The painting is preserved at the Meher Spiritual Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
NEW YORK was unlike any other city Baba had been to and it intrigued him. On Sunday, November 15th, Baba was driven to Manhattan concerning travel documents for his return to Europe and India. Afterward, he met with several new people at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Robinson. He then went to stay at the Phelps Stokes' residence at 88 Grove Street for two days. Among those he saw in New York were Milo Shattuck and Julian Lamar again, and Anita and her mother Jacqueline de Caro, a strict Catholic who nonetheless felt something special when she saw Baba in person.
On May 21st, Baba was driven by Elizabeth Patterson through Central Park. This was the first time she drove for Baba. Julian Lamar drove the car following Baba's. Julian was upset, for someone had broken into his car and stolen his luggage the previous night. He mentioned this incident repeatedly to Baba. Baba asked, "It wasn't all you had in the world, was it?" Julian admitted it wasn't, and Baba remarked, "I am in you as well as in the thief!"