Art: Resident Apostle

When the University of Wisconsin lured chubby, Kansas-born John Steuart Curry to lecture farm boys on painting, art rivalry among U. S. colleges began to burn with a hard, gemlike flame. Other up-&-coming schools promptly hired their own resident artists, not to teach art but to talk it, to paint while undergraduates gaped and to give an occasional steer to hopeful dedicates. To the University of Georgia went Native Son Lamar Dodd. Dartmouth called home its own Paul Sample. Muralist Thomas Benton spurned all Missouri compromises during four stormy years teaching and painting...

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