Letter: Monument Man of Williams College

Posted

After viewing the film "Monuments Men" recently, I was reminded of the Berkshires' own monument man, S. Lane Faison, Jr. (1907-2006), the brilliant and charismatic art historian on the faculty of Williams College for many years. His talk in one of my classes at MCLA several years ago left his audience mesmerized, so stunning was his tale about being part of the team investigating and detailing Nazi art looting, Goering's collection and Hitler's museum.

I remember Faison with great affection and am reminded again that these Berkshire hills are filled with so many amazing, but sometimes invisible, heroes.

ROSELLE K. CHARTOCK

Great Barrington

The writer is professor emerita of education, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts North Adams.


TALK TO US

If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions