From John Russell’s review for The New York Times:

When John Button died of heart disease at the age of 53 in 1982, New York City lost one of the painters who was best able to portray it in terms of the unemphatic but penetrating poetry. He could do other places, too — among them Philadelphia, Paris, Venice and Hollywood, not to mention the Redwood National Park in California (he was born and raised in the San Francisco Area) — but what he prized above all was the moment at which, as he once wrote, “after a dip, the road leaps high into the air on a huge causeway and all of Manhattan comes into view, Broadside.”

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