Art: Great Academician

Less than 24 hours after the death of Andrew Mellon (see p. 12), whose $9,000,000 art gallery for the city of Washington he had designed, Architect John Russell Pope died last week in Manhattan. The New York Times and Herald Tribune carried eulogistic editorials, at once praising and commemorating the era of U. S. architecture in which Pope ranked as a master.

Born in Manhattan in 1874, "Jack" Pope was the first student to win a scholarship to the American Academy in Rome founded by the late Charles Follem McKim. Three years in...

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