Art: Artists Happen

Augustus John (TIME, April 14) British portrait painter, arrived in Manhattan on the Aquitania on April 11. He refused to say anything about American painters, but admitted that America produced the finest modern architecture.

John is a tall man, with tawny hair and a Van Dyke beard, given to bright neckties and tweed suits. In speaking of artists he said: "I do not think that great artists or painters are the product of any combined effort in a people to produce a masterpiece. Great artists happen," Of himself, he said, "I am trying to...

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