The world knew Arthur Cinader as a merchandiser of genius and, especially, as the founder of the preppy emporium J. Crew. But for The New Criterion and a host of other institutions devoted to preserving our cultural inheritance, Arthur was an enthusiastic and informed supporter. We long ago lost count of how many New Criterion events Arthur attended over the years. He came into our orbit more than a decade ago with a munificent donation. The donations, and the interest, continued to the end. We were deeply saddened by the news of his death, at age ninety, in his adopted home of Santa Fe. RIP.

This article originally appeared in The New Criterion, Volume 36 Number 3, on page 3
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