Art: Absent Ivan

Last week artistic Manhattan primped and prinked for a distinguished guest. Ivan Mestrovic was expected to appear in person at an exhibition of his recent sculptures. Then he cabled from Paris where he now has a studio; he could not come; next autumn he would bring sketches for two new doors for St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan.

In his show are many wood-panels of nymphs and Nationalistic God-heads. Moses appears in two forms: a bust and a full-length bronze of seething, impassioned aspect. In an era when it is fashionable to divorce art from religion and other such influences, Ivan Mestrovio, bred...

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