Art: South of Sahara

When Artist-Adventurer Frank McEwen took up his new job last year as director of the Rhodes National Gallery in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, he knew that he would face some problems as new as his gallery. One big one was that in primitive Southern Rhodesia (pop. 2,400,000) there was hardly any art. McEwen flew back to Europe to gather a loan exhibition, only to find that "most of the people I approached on the Continent had never heard of Rhodesia, and those that had saw their cherished treasures hanging in a clearing in the...

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