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date: 19 January 2021

Cortissoz, Royal (1869–1948). Art critic 

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists
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Ann Lee Morgan

An influential spokesman for art during more than half a century, he remained loyal to the aesthetic principles of his youth, maintaining a high regard for tradition, masterful technique, and idealistic expression. Although intrigued by aspects of experimental art in early decades of the twentieth century, by the 1920s he had become an implacable foe of modernism. Born in Brooklyn, he remained a lifelong New Yorker. In his youth he apprenticed at the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White. At twenty he became a full-time writer for the ... ...

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