Art: Pioneer

Mary Quinn formed her taste in art early. Her taste was advanced. As a small girl she loved an impressionist landscape her aunt had painted before Impressionism existed. As an art teacher until she was 40, when she married Manhattan Lawyer Cornelius J. Sullivan, Mary Quinn kept buying the work of unknown artists. Once she stranded herself in Paris by spending every sou she had with her on a Rouault and a Segonzac. She never had resources like those of her good friends Abby Rockefeller and the late Lizzie P. Bliss, with whom she helped found the Museum of Modern Art...

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