Art, Apr. 18, 1960


Of all the angry young artists who came to maturity in the 1930s, few seemed angrier than Philip Evergood, his voice still booms, his eyes go wide, his his hands and arms slash the air. And some of his paintings still roar with indignation. But by last week when when Manhattan's Whitney Museum of American Art opened its first Evergood retrospective show, the famed anger had mellowed into something hauntingly gentle.

Had he so chosen, Philip Evergood could have lived a perfectly respectable life. His father, an artist named...

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