Science: Return of Roerich

Nicholas Roerich, demigod to many an esthete in the U. S., South America, Russia and the European capitals and to many a monk and nomad of Central Asia, returned to Manhattan last week. With him was his son George, Harvard orientalist. More than four years they have spent ranging through the mountains and plateau deserts of Tibet, studying peoples, religions, archaeology, terrain. Explorer Roerich had painted mystically—panoramas, portraits, and haze-curtained lines of his own imagining. At Darjeeling, India, where his party recuperated from mountain rigors (for five months once they were beleaguered at...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!