‘A Boy of the Boston school’
: Christopher Lydon
starts off his long post on the Boston art scene with the following irresistible lead: “The invitation I jumped at was to root around in my own memory of the Museum of Fine Arts, starting in the 1950s. My real agenda was also to examine and nail my impression that John Singer Sargent and what became the MFA aesthetic had managed to postpone the arrival of the 20th Century in Boston for at least 50 years or more, well into my time as a museum visitor and summertime drawing student. I’m a little sore about it.” ... Lots of illustrations for the rest of us.