A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 21, 1952

You may remember the recent story in TIME's ART section, describing an exhibition of the favorite 20th century American paintings of seven art critics (TIME, Feb. 25). "The art critics of New York are not without courage," said a New York Herald Tribune review of the show. "One of them, in this day of heavy . . . emphasis on non-objectivism and abstraction, dared to include among his favorite ten, pictures by such substantial, solid realists as Eakins, Homer, Luks, Sloan, Wyeth and Burchfield. That. . . takes rather more audacity than naming . . . fashionably fragmentary abstractions."

The critic thus...

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