Art: House Painter's Son

Like almost all modern artists, Georges Braque was caught in the propeller of his fast-flying onetime friend Pablo Picasso. But in Braque's case it didn't hurt a bit. Last week the Cleveland Museum of Art was staging the biggest Braque show ever seen in the U.S.—114 pieces covering every phase of his career. Braque may not be the alltime great painter he is considered in Paris, but the Cleveland show gave ample evidence that he ranks with the finest alive.

Unlikely Cheroot. Unlike Picasso's, Braque's best paintings are apt to be recent works. A standout (not in the show) was The Carafe...

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