Art: Wives

¶ In a neatly made-over barn overlooking the Hudson River at Croton. N. Y., live merry Trotskyist Max Eastman (Enjoyment of Laughter) and his husky Russian wife, Eliena Krylenko. whose brother is a Stalinist.* While white-maned Mr. Eastman works at his witty scribbles, blonde Mrs. Eastman teaches dancing, paints. After studying in Moscow, in Paris and under Manhattan's Jean Charlot, she has done capable portraits of most of her friends except her husband, whom she thinks she has yet to paint successfully.

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