A Letter From The Publisher: may 19, 1961

ANOTHER artist this week joins the small group (about 80 men over the past 38 years) who have painted a TIME cover. This is Joe Jones's first magazine cover, but his is a name well known among gallerygoers. St. Louis-born, Jones hit the art world in the '30s as an angry proletarian painter with an oft-quoted ambition: "I want to paint things that knock holes in walls." But even then he was also painting Midwestern wheatland themes, and he soon changed his politics, his subject matter and his style of painting. Then came the...

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