Art: Town & Country Painter

"I don't flatter anyone," says British-born Portrait Painter Gerald Brockhurst, 59. "I just paint them in the best possible light." In Manhattan last week a show of 24 of his oils and portrait drawings shed Brockhurst's best light on 24 Americans, mostly socialites and businessmen.

Brockhurst painted his subjects, including Monsignor Fulton J. Sheen, Mrs. William Hale Harkness and Manufacturer

Robert Wood Johnson (Johnson & Johnson), with the slick competence of an accomplished academician. He also endowed most of them with the typical seraphic Brockhurst expression: the clear, luminous eyes and smooth complexions that made him the favorite portraitist of well-heeled town &...

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