Art: SALUTE TO AN OLD SPRING

BUFFALO'S Albright Gallery last week celebrated its 50th anniversary with an appropriate flourish: a loan show surveying the world of art at the time the museum was born. On exhibition were 50 pictures, all painted in the fertile years between 1905 and 1913 (see color pages}, the seedtime of 20th century painting.

In the year the Albright was founded, the seeds of modern art had just begun sprouting. In Paris the Fauves (wild leasts) got their first look-in at the official salon, and filled normally gentle art lovers with ire. Such youthful fathers of modern art as Matisse, Dufy, Vlaminck and Derain...

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