Art: Artists' Choice

Next to the Carnegie show (TIME, Oct. 22), the "Chicago Annual" is the season's biggest U.S. art event. This year 162 U.S. artists were invited to exhibit, and were tempted with $4,000 in cash prizes—$800 more than Carnegie offers. The jury, imported from New York, included Juliana Force, doughty duenna of Manhattan's Whitney Museum of American Art, and two divergent painters of Manhattan life: Reginald Marsh, who paints it like a carnival barker, and Raphael Soyer, who paints it like a soft-hearted social worker. As happens with artist-dominated juries, the prizes at Chicago's Art Institute went to technically excellent paintings. Artists,...

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