Art: U.S. Hals

Manhattan's Witney Museum, assiduous in keeping tabs on the dead as well as the living, last week performed another of its noted reanimations. The subject was U.S. Artist Frank Duveneck, who died a silvery grand old man in Cincinnati in 1919. When the average citizen thinks of first-rate U.S. painters of half a century ago he remembers John Singer sargent, but he is not likely to remember that Sargent once remarked: "After all's said, Frank Duveneck is the greatest talent of the brush of this generation."

Nearly half of the 45 canvases exhibited at the Witney were from the...

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