Art: Critic's Choice

J. P. Morgan lent three Holbeins. The Metropolitan Museum sent down El Greco's View of Toledo and John Singer Sargent's portrait of Padre Sebastiano. Mrs. George Bellows lent her husband's famous picture of Edith Cavell. The Whitney Museum, the Phillips Memorial in Washington, the Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, all removed priceless works from their walls to send to Knoedler's in Manhattan, because an art critic liked them.

Thus Knoedler's (celebrating its 95th birthday) last week celebrated Royal Cortissoz' 50th anniversary as an art critic (for the New York Herald Tribune) with an exhibition of the pictures the twinkling old gentleman...

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