Art: Oil Water Colors

Two notable art trends have lately appeared in the U. S.: 1) the discovery of South America, 2) the discovery of recognized artists by U. S. industry. Last week, at Manhattan's Downtown Gallery, both trends met in a one-man show of 36 water colors by black-haired, soft-spoken Chicago Artist Rainey Bennett. The water colors were of Venezuela. Their commissioner (and owner of 24): Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey. Their merits: sufficient for the Metropolitan Museum to snap up two of the twelve that were for sale, a fortnight before the show opened.

On the recommendation of chunky, art-patting Nelson Aldrich...

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