Art: Patriarch's Prizes

This has been Max Weber's year-the year when, at 60, he has won recognition as one of the greatest living U.S. artists. Thirty years ago, critics called his work "emanations such as one might expect from the inmate of a lunatic asylum." But in 1941 he took prizes in three of the biggest U.S. exhibitions,* got his pictures in four more U.S. museums. Last week a Weber exhibition was just over in Dayton; another was on in Baltimore; another was soon to open in Washington.

Max Weber is a white-haired, round-faced, patriarchal little man who talks quietly with a New York accent...

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