Lee Lash was an exuberant, big-eared young art student in the Paris of Trilby and Bouguereau when Grover Cleveland was President of the U. S. In those fine days his father in San Francisco, a lace importer from Prague, had plenty of money. By 1892 Son Lee was a capable painter. Last week at Manhattan's Keppel Gallery Lee Lash at 70 had his first one-man show.
A lot had happened in the interim.
Cleveland was defeated by Harrison. The McKinley tariff was passed and Father Lash's lace importing business was ruined. That finished young Lash's art career.
Someone suggested to Lash that the way...