"It gathers the known correspondence (from 1893 to Henri's death in 1929) between John Sloan and Robert Henri, two of the most important artists in early twentieth-century America, and comprises nearly two hundred letters, postcards and telegrams - augmented with notes by their wives, diary snippets, and other judiciously chosen documents. . . .
"Perlman's edition of the letters gives voice to two genuinely engaging men, letting them tell the stories of their ambitions and achievements."