Art: Three-Letter Man

The Letter Man Morris Kantor is one of the select group of artists whose pictures hang in all three big Manhattan museums: the conservative Metropolitan, the middle-minded Whitney, and the freewheeling, streamlined Museum of Modern Art. These diverse honors make Kantor a three-letter man in U.S. painting, but not necessarily an All-American; they are as much a tribute to the diversity as to the quality of his art.

Excepting Picasso, who is the end-all of most switches and surprises in modern art, few can touch Kantor for variety. A mild, quiet little man whose...

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