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Art History: A review by T.G. Rosenthal (excerpted)
The Times of London, TLS, August 8, 2003

The neo-Romantic artist Michael Ayrton has not had either as favourable or as voluminous a critical reception as he deserves. It is therefore interesting to see this major contribution to modern British art history coming from across the Atlantic. Jacob E. Nyenhuis, a Professor of Classics and Provost emeritus at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, has concentrated on a single aspect of Ayrton’s work, but that aspect is so central, and was so consuming for the last two decades of the artist’s brief life, that it becomes, almost overnight, the cornerstone of all present and future studies of Ayrton’s work.