, 93, of Southend, Essex, inspected a modern weapon's sights.
Wright follows his fusillade against largeness with a sustained sneer at Wendy Russell Reves, the former model and philanthropist who donated a splendid collection of European art to a fledging Dallas museum but attached an "intransigent demand that her residence be faithfully reproduced in order to showcase the art." If that seems strange to you, consider that Albert Barnes
did approximately the same thing with his storied Barnes Foundation, specifying in the institution's charter that his eccentric arrangement of Matisses and Cezannes be displayed just as he left them, a request that was honored until the clowns to whom he entrusted his bequest ruined it.
Under the editorship of the indomitable Albert Barnes
(whom the square-jawed Desperate Dan is said to be modelled on), The Dandy introduced a new style of comic drawing to generations of schoolchildren.
, The Dandy editor, sent me a script for the front page of The Dandy.
He met and cultivated relationships with artists and engaged intellectuals (Fernand Leger, Marc Chagall, Julien Green, Henri Laugier, Henri Focillon, Elisabeth de Miribel, Jacques Maritain, not to mention his close Canadian cohorts John Lyman and Paul-Emile Borduas) and members of high society (Albert Barnes
, Jean and Dominique de Menil, the Rothschilds, and the family of the Marquis de Cuevas, with whom he lodged when he was considered too radical even for his Dominican brothers).
Glanton, the Barnes FoundationAEs president following Albert Barnes
Writings from noted Theologians, including: Albert Barnes
was clearly a man of strong passions.
Editor Albert Barnes
's face was the inspiration for Desperate Dan's iconic chin.
The suite of galleries that Dr Albert Barnes
built to display his exceptional art beside his home at nearby Merion are brilliantly recreated with daring improvements.
"And I think that's borne out by the decision by The Dandy editor-in-chief, Albert Barnes
, to recruit dad to take over drawing Desperate Dan.