Art: Repatriated Surrealist

In Italy 15 years ago, brown-haired, blue-eyed Katherine Sage, of the rich Russell Sage family, married long-faced Italian Prince Ranieri di San Faustino. Her marriage lasted five years, her taste for Europe considerably longer: she stayed there, devoted all her time to painting. Close friend of Writer Andre Breton, Giorgio de Chirico and other members of the surrealist school, she soon put her subconscious on canvas.

When looming World War II closed the Paris gallery in which she had planned to give her first one-woman exhibition, Artist Sage returned to the U. S., settled down in a Manhattan studio, raised funds to...

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