Art: Painting & Pleasure

A memorial exhibition was last week staged at Manhattan's Whitney Museum. Selected with the collaboration of three top-flight artists—Guy Pène du Bois, Eugene Speicher, Leon Kroll—it honored their friend William James Glackens, who died last May at the age of 68.

A reticent, solid man who loved painting and fishing and studied little else, Glackens won the respect of several schools and generations. Born in Philadelphia, he began his career as an illustrator for Philadelphia newspapers. McClure's Magazine sent him to Cuba to sketch the Spanish-American War, as Harper's had sent Winslow Homer to cover...

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