Art: Marie in Mud

For the first time in its nine-year history the Allied Arts show of Dallas, Tex. fortnight ago admitted to its annual competition a piece of sculpture by a Negro. Last week a jury, including San Antonio's wintering Artist Henry Lee McFee, awarded it first prize. The sculptor: Thurmond Townsend, 26, a $9.40-a-week bus boy in the Talk of the Town, an eating place on Dallas' Main Street. Sculptor Townsend never tried modeling until one day a few months ago, when the mud in his back yard suddenly looked malleable and inviting. He fooled around,...

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