Art: What Constitutes Peace?

There is grandeur in war, even in its evil; and just now someone might say that the subject matter of this school of painting is very little, petty, inconsequential. . . . But. . . .

Last week two of the more gifted novelists of recent years made art news of a decidedly choice sort. One was the 45-year-old, German-born, U.S.-citizen-to-be, Author Erich Maria Remarque (All Quiet on the Western Front). He lent Manhattan's Knoedler Galleries, for non-commercial exhibition, his fastidiously chosen collection of modern and 19th-Century French art.

Fifteen years after the publication of his historic novel, Erich Maria Remarque is a...

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