Madeline Hewes paints pleasant, easy-to-understand pictures, which people enjoy looking at and museums, as well as private collectors, like to own. So far, she has painted 41 pictures, and sold 38 of them. The other three are fresh off the easel that stands in her Newtown, Conn, studio.

Her one & only show, in 1948, was a sellout. C. V. ("Sonny") Whitney was her first customer, with a $350 purchase, and since then she has found it hard to supply the de. mand. The Paul Mellons have 14 of her pictures, including an $8,000...

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