Art: French Dean

As a preliminary to the forthcoming International Exhibition at Pittsburgh, Paul Albert Besnard, who is to serve on the jury there, is holding exhibitions of paintings at Knoedler's, and etchings at Keppel's both in Manhattan. Besnard, little known to Americans, is considered by many to be the Dean of French painters. In 1890 he seceded from the Société National des Beaux-Arts—from the Société des Artistes Français; thus he was considered a radical, although he was carefully trained in technique. Besnard is President of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and Director of the Ecole...

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