Art: The Baron

There was something in Walter Paepcke of the old-fashioned drummer: he could sell almost anything to anyone. But it was his special virtue that he was also a man of deep concern. "It seems to me," he would say with unembarrassed directness, "that there is too much emphasis on material success today. Businessmen have a responsibility to art and other fields of life." The observation was hardly new, but Walter Paepcke was determined to do something about it.

The son of a German immigrant who made a tidy fortune in lumber, Paepcke was the product of good Chicago private schools and more...

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