• Dallas

    Various Venues, Dallas

    Biggest news hereabouts, of course, is the acquisition for the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts’ permanent collection of Andrew Wyeth’s $58,000 tempera painting, That Gentleman—first purchase by public contribution in local annals. Big givers and small pitched in big money along with nickels, dimes and quarters to make final payment to New York’s Knoedler Galleries in late September.

    Thus ended successfully an acquisition campaign that really began in 1960 when the work was on loan for the DMFA’s State Fair special, “Famous Families in American Art.” First enamored was Mrs. Eugene McDermott, Dallas

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