Art: Pappy's Picture

In what used to be Manhattan's Union Club, the Grand Central Art Galleries last week held the first one-man show in 15 years of the work of one of the most commercially successful portrait painters in the U. S.—Howard Chandler ("Pappy") Christy. Typical of the critical reaction was the New York Times:

"Although [Christy's] style has altered to some extent, its prevailing emphasis is still upon what we conveniently call attributes of the fashionable school of painting. Times may change but the artists of this persuasion hold fast to the bravura surface fireworks."...

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