Art: Mass Debut

Hyman Bloom paints in the slums of Boston, in a studio heated with a rusty kerosene stove. Morris Graves paints birds in a lonely cabin near Campbell Lake in Western Washington. With 16 other U.S. artists, many practically unknown, Painters Bloom and Graves made their first formal appearance in the art world last week, chaperoned by Manhattan's stylish Museum of Modern Art.

Planning a series of annual exhibitions to provide a cross section of the finest painting and sculpture now being produced in the U.S., the Museum did its choosing without regard for previous reputation, wound up with 200 items that...

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