Art: Ibiza's Hoover

In the Delphic Studios last week, Mary Hoover, the only U. S. muralist ever to graduate from the chorus of Earl Carroll's Vanities, held her first Manhattan show with 28 bright, clear-cut canvases painted during the past two years in the little Balearic island of Ibiza. Her most effective pictures were a portrait of an island bartender, pouring a drink of brandy before a row of gaily labeled bottles; a girl in a striped blouse playing cards; a patient, silver-grey donkey with dejected ears.

Of her work Critic Elliot Paul wrote: "She has...