Art: Roerich's Return

Nicholas Constantinovich Roerich nursed his chilblains. Jailbirds were glad, and school children, teachers, art students, functionaries at his Roerich Museum in Manhattan. They were glad because at last he was safe and recuperating from his five-year expedition in and around Tibet, in snow and desert. Where other expeditions dig and collect for science, he saw and painted for art. Snug with him at Darjeeling in northeast India last week were bales of his paintings. He has depicted the whole panorama of Tibet, scenery, people, customs. Some of his scenes are realistic; most are...

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