Art: Benton After School

Last week a few days before Adolf Hitler, Thomas Hart Benton celebrated his 50th birthday with a big party in Kansas City, Mo. (see p. 18) and next day caught a train for Manhattan. The celebration there was even bigger—an over-all exhibition of his paintings from 1908 to 1939. His first one-man Manhattan show in seven years, it was installed in a blaze of light at the opening of a new Fifth Avenue gallery by Associated American Artists (TIME, Oct. 24).

Two years ago Thomas Benton wrote an autobiography (An Artist in America) telling...

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