Art: BEST U.S. WOMAN PAINTER

NEXT week the Wichita Art Museum will show off a new acquisition that any museum in the world would be proud of: the Mary Cassatt painting opposite. The picture lends great distinction to a collection only 14 years in the making. Using the half-million-dollar estate willed by the widow of a local newspaper publisher, Roland P. Murdock, the museum has already bought 113 works of American art. The Cassatt is the best of this year's seven purchases.

"Woman's vocation in life," said Painter Cassatt once, "is to bear children." She produced hundreds of children,...

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