About the Author

Roger Fry (1866-1934) was an English artist and art critic, who, at the invitation of J. Pierpont Morgan, was director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from 1905 to 1910. His other books include Giovanni Bellini (1899), an edition of Sir Joshua Reynolds's Discourses (1935), Henri Matisse (1930), Characteristics of French Art (1932), and Reflections on British Painting (1934).