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Jack Flam

Jack Flam is a professor of art history at Brooklyn College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and art critic for The Wall Street Journal . He wrote about the society painter Guy Pène du Bois in our February 1989 issue.

Articles by this Author

The man who may be America’s greatest artist liked to fend off the curious with the statement “My life is all in my works. ” He was right, but the works and the life take on new poignance with the release and exhibition of a once-private collection of his letters, photographs, and sketchbooks.
He was a society painter in the first decades of the twentieth century. And nobody painted society the way he did.