Arts: An American

At the Rehn Galleries, Manhattan, were exhibited recent paintings by George Bellows, whose Crucifixion (depicting a gaunt, muscular, cumbrous Christ) precipitated violent discussion a month ago (TIME, Jan. 14).

Several large oil portraits, mostly of the artist's family, are unusual for their direct and simple handling of subject and color. Among them is a portrait of his wife and young daughters, entitled Emma and Her Children, which was a prize winner at the recent Corcoran exhibition in Washington (TIME, Dec. 31).

But it is not in the field of portraiture that Bellows' greatest...

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