Art: Mr. Kroll's Hobby

"His new one-man show at the Carnegie Institute," reported Pittsburgh Critic Douglas Naylor, "is almost overloaded with nudes. There are six out of 37 canvases."

Six nudes out of 37 pictures is no overload for Artist Leon Kroll, 50, who opened two important exhibitions of his work, one at the Carnegie Institute, the other at the Milch Galleries in Manhattan. A persistent prizewinner since 1912, a National Academician, an able landscape painter, few artists since Titian have had a more wholehearted delight in the female figure.

"Mr. Kroll's hobby," explain his friends, "is pretty...

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