Art: Racial Strength

Atlanta's annual exhibition of painting and sculpture by Negroes has become one of the features of the art year. This year's show, held in the library of Atlanta University (for Negroes), was the tenth, and the best yet. From 17 states 89 artists contributed, tried for $1,400 in prizes.

The awards indicated the stylistic range of the show, which was held together by what one Atlantan called "an almost frightening racial strength and feeling." Brooklyn's Merton Simpson won the top landscape prize with a near-abstraction called Landscape Symphony. Top money-winner ($300) was String Dance, a relatively academic study by Walter A. Simon,...

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