Art: Iowa Detail

Like most hardworking people, lowans like detail. Rich in sharp, exact detail was Phil Stong's novel, State Fair, laid in Des Moines (TIME, May 9). But Phil Stong omitted one detail of the Iowa State Fair—the art contest for a sweepstakes prize. Last week as the 1932 Fair began, this year's sweepstakes was won again, as it has been every year since 1929, by Painter Grant Wood of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an even more passionate detail-monger than Author Stong. Other prizes went to amateur artists from Grinnell, Schaller, Independence, Des Moines, Ames,...

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