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John Martin accolade

I would like to add yet another tribute to that master professor, John Martin. As a biology major, I took as many art history classes as biology classes, and Professor Martin's Baroque art class was the most memorable of all my Princeton years. To Professor Martin's credit, I can still distinguish a Ter Borch from a de Hooch, and can converse in artists ranging from Caravaggio to Hals to Watteau. Even today, I vividly remember his description of the dress of a princess in a Vel ázquez painting as a "pure miracle." Professor Martin will certainly be sorely missed by his students, the Princeton community, and the art world.

Arnold S. Breitbart '81
Great Neck, N.Y.

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