Patron Saints: Five Rebels Who Opened America to a New Art, 1928-1943

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This work of cultural history tells the stories of five young art patrons - Lincoln Kirstein, Edward M.M. Warburg, Agnes Mongan, James Thrall Soby and A. Everett (Chick) Austin, Jr - who, in the late 1920s and 1930s, were instrumental in bringing modern painting, sculpture and dance to America.

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This lively work of cultural history tells the stories of five young art patrons who, in the last 1920s and 1930s, were instrumental in bringing modern painting, sculpture, and dance to America. A combination of wealth, Harvard education privilege, and family connections enabled Lincoln Kirstein, Edward M.M. Warburg, Agnes Mongan, James Thrall Soby, and A. Everett (Chick) Austin, Jr., to introduce the work f Picasso, Balanchine, Calder, and other important artists to the United States.

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Nicholas Fox Weber was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and graduated from Columbia College and Yale University. For the past thirty years, he has been a director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. He is the author of thirteen books, among them "The Clarks of Cooperstown," "Balthus," "Patron Saints," "Leland Bell," and "The Art of Babar," He and his wife live in Bethany, Connecticut, and Paris.

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