John Edwin Canaday

February 1, 1907 - July 19, 1985
American academic, art historian and critic, journalist and novelist
Author of art books including "Mainstreams of Modern Art: David to Picasso" (for which he won the Athenaeum Literary Award in 1959" and "Late Gothic to Renaissance Painters"
Author of seven crime novels including "The Smell of Money" and "The Congo Venus"
His crime novels were written under the pen name Matthew Head

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