Art: Young Collector

Wealthy collectors of art are usually old men who, upon retiring from business, find little to do. In Washington, D. C., there is, however, a young man who is devoting his life to picture collecting and propaganda. He is Duncan Phillips, tall, slender son of the late Major D. Clinch Phillips, Pittsburgh manufacturer (glass). For eleven years young Phillips has been owner of a one-man museum of modern art.

When he graduated from Yale (1908) Duncan Phillips had more literary than esthetic interest. As a child he had lived in gloomy Pittsburgh where...

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