Arts: In Washington

The ninth biennial exhibition of con temporary American paintings, current at the Corcoran Galleries, Washington, D. C., until Jan. 20, shows 383 pictures by 286 artists. A large daily attendance of national capital distinction shows critical appreciation of a display whose moderately conservative character is indicated by the names of the Clark prize winners, respectively: George Bellows, Charles W. Hawthorne, Maurice B. Prendergast, John Noble.

The conservatism of this Washington Salon, however, is by no means as rigid as that of the National Academy exhibition just ended in Manhattan. Offsetting and in...

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