Art: Teacher's Show

Since last September the University of Iowa has had a new art instructor. He never took a lesson in art, himself. Says he: "I don't believe in teaching art. It isn't something you can teach. The only thing I can do is keep students in a state of excitement about their work, to keep telling them that the worst thing they can do is to study, in the formal sense." Successor to famed Artist Grant Wood, this anti-teaching teacher is husky, slow-spoken, 36-year-old Fletcher Martin, whose drooping red mustachios make him look glummer than he is. Last week...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!