Art: Peirce Show

An impulse put Waldo Peirce on a cattle boat with his Harvard friend John Reed in 1911, and a later impulse sent him overside with a splash to swim back to Boston in what has become a classic change of heart. Huge, flat-nosed, bearded Painter Peirce. now 52, is still unpredictable though married for the third time and the father of twins. In Bangor, Me., last week he went out fishing while Manhattan's Midtown Galleries waited feverishly for new paintings to include in its "retrospective" exhibition of Peirces, to run through September.

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