Art: Art, May 22, 1944

Another Biddle, Another Show

Attorney General Francis Biddle helped produce the picture of the decade—two U.S. soldiers carrying Montgomery Ward's Board Chairman Sewell Avery out of his own office. Three days later, Brother George Biddle, war correspondent and LIFE artist, opened a less sensational exhibit of war drawings and a roomful of prewar oils at Manhattan's Associated American Artists Galleries.

George Biddle's 45 war pictures were pen drawings of U.S. soldiers in Africa and Italy. His 34 prewar oils were landscapes of California, Texas, Brazil, some still lifes, several portraits. One large canvas pictured a monumental, seated Frieda Lawrence (widow of late great...

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