Books: Authors' Artist

PORTRAITS OF A LIFETIME — Jacques-Emile Blanche—Coward-McCann ($4).

In contemporary literary reminiscences, Portrait-Painter Jacques-Emile Blanche pops in & out like some old friend who has been around for so long that nobody thinks to introduce him. As a result he has the unjustified obscurity of an oldster who is generally thought to have been dead a long time. He is in Mabel Dodge Luhan's memoirs and Arnold Bennett's diary. He knew Whistler, Degas, Cézanne, Rodin and Harold Nicolson. Henry James was his friend, as was Mallarmé, Thomas Hardy and King Edward VII. Blanche...

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