Art: Chrysler in Richmond

Thirty-one-year-old, wavy-haired Walter P. Chrysler Jr., scion of Chrysler Motors, has collected paintings since he was 14. He probably owns more modern French art than any U. S. collector except Philadelphia's terrible-tempered Albert ("Argyrol") Barnes. Up to last week, Collector Chrysler had never showed the public how much he had.

But last week young Mr. Chrysler got his chance. Richmond's five-year-old Virginia Museum of Fine Arts put the whole Chrysler collection on exhibition, and 989 art lovers including Richmond's floweriest socialites went to look. To do right by the occasion, Collector Chrysler chartered a private railroad car, arrived in Richmond with 58...

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