Art: Craven on Moderns

Thomas Craven, 45, is a red-haired Kansan capable of tornadoes of indignation on the subject of art. When he published Men of Art the entire U. S. art world paid respectful attention to his caustic evaluation of painters from Giotto to Rivera (TIME, April 27, 1931). Last week it had occasion to heed him again when he published his long-awaited sequel Modern Art.* Critic Craven's second book, like his first, is a series of brilliant biographies ornamenting his chief theme: true art should be representational and born of a passion to interpret...

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