MACKINLEY HELM,who wrote many articles for the ATLANTIC over the past two decades, died recently at his home in California. He had just completed a leisurely trip around the world, and the following little piece came from his sojourn in Bangkok.
MACKIALEY HELM is among the most versatile contributors to the Atlantic. which has published his writings in the fields of biography, fiction, the fine arts, and travel. He spent four months in Spain last year,and now brings us an account of the wine and brandy industry in Jerez,
Facilities for motor travel in Mexico continue to improve, and here are several itineraries for the visitor who rents a car or brings his own. An authority on the art and architure are of Mexico, MACKINLEY HELM is the author of Modern Mexican Painting and of the motorists’ guidebook, Journeying Through Mexico.
MACKINLEY HELM, the Boston biographer and art critic, gives us his impressions of two distinguished one-man exhibits, the paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec and of Goya: he goes on to speak of the sculpture on show in carious cities, and of the most notable books on art in this season. This is the fourth of the Atlantic’s series on Painting and Sculpture to which connoisseurs, curators, and artists will contribute. Next month we shall hear from Mitchell A. Wilder, Director of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
This is the first of a series of articles on Painting and Sculpture. Contributors to it will comment on the major exhibitions, the one-man shows, the controversies, and the books which feed the interest of those to whom the fine arts are a burning issue. Critics, connoisseurs, curators, and artists will take part. Each will be encouraged to speak out with the candor, the affirmation, and the magnificent prejudices of his particular camp. To open the series we turn to MACKINLEY HELM, the Boston collector, an authority on modern Mexican painters, and the biographer of John Marin. His home is an intimate museum of paintings, the expression of a taste diverse and decided. Next month we shall hear from Fishe Kimball, Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
MACKINLEY HELM is the author ofModern Mexican Painters, and of Angel Mo’ and Her Son, Roland Hayes and A Matter of Love.