Art: Murals, with Curry Sauce

One of the foremost U.S. painters puttered aimlessly about his studio in Madison, Wis., last week, smoking his pipe and gazing out the windows. He was at loose ends and liking it. He was John Steuart Curry, famed painter of his native Midwest, and his rest was well deserved. Painter Curry had just finished two of the biggest painting jobs of his life. Off & on for the past three years, in the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka, and in the University of Wisconsin's law school, he had been hard at work on the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

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 TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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