People: People, Feb. 8, 1943


Finally recognized by the museum world as prizeworthy was 53-year-old Painter Thomas Hart Benton, the sulfurous strong boy from Neosho, Mo. (The famed Gallery-giber once described the average museum as "a graveyard run by a pretty boy with delicate wrists and a swing in his gait.") Now he won the Carol H. Beck Medal for his Aaron in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts annual show. Benton commented that it was "the first painting prize I ever won," conceded that he had been honored by architects but emphasized that "this is the only time...

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