Art: St. Martin in K.C.

Kansas City, Mo. last week unveiled its handsomest sculptural adornment, a towering group surrounded by fountains on the paved mall near the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art. The bronze statues, paid for with money from schoolchildren and local organizations, were dedicated to Kansas City's greatest philanthropist, German-born William Volker, a household-goods merchant (picture frames, window shades) who became a multimillionaire, gave away an estimated $10 million in charity before he died in 1947. As the last work of the late great Swedish-born Sculptor Carl Milles (TIME Color, June 27, 1955), the memorial...

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