Art: Legislators' Lounge

For the past four months tourists to the State Capitol at Jefferson City, Mo., many of them eating as they walked, have passed into the oblong Italianate Representatives' Lounge and gaped earnestly at a small, dark, wiry man painting furiously in a faint odor of rotten eggs, while the walls slowly blossomed with mule skinners, Mormons, dancing Negroes and Mississippi boatmen. Artist Thomas Hart Benton last week had finished, and some of the most important murals in the U. S. were ready for their formal unveiling.

A longtime favorite of Manhattan art critics, Artist...

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