Art: A Friend of the Fogg

A collector is known for his judgment. And it is no mean measure that, among those who studied with Harvard's late Paul J. Sachs, no fewer than 16 became U.S. museum directors and curators.* The son of Samuel Sachs, a founder of the Wall Street firm Goldman, Sachs & Co., the 5-ft.-tall connoisseur started his career as a banker and wore a pearl stickpin. But his purchases were not at all conservative, ranging from Rembrandt to Saul Steinberg, Ben Shahn and Alexander Calder. He bought them all, mainly their graphic works, and used his...

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