Through the eyes of Murdock Pemberton
New book looks at the life, legacy of a crusader for modern art
Murdock Pemberton wrote tens of thousands of words for the New Yorker in the 1920s and 30s. The magazine’s first art critic, he was a master of breeziness, and wrote for the magazine’s general - and generally affluent - readership with a good deal of drollery. But somewhere along the line, Pemberton had caught the modern art bug. And over the years he became a passionate crusader for modern art.