Art: One Man's Fancy

His mother was related to the Ford clan and sister to J. L. Hudson, founder of Detroit's biggest department store. His mother helped to found Detroit's first art museum, and she took him East with her when she went to buy Early American furniture. Then Robert Tannahill became an art patron and collector himself. Every year he traveled abroad to the art centers of Europe. At home he helped struggling young artists educate themselves and find a market for their work. Under no pressure to work, under no need to meet a payroll, he...

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