Art: Bonfire

Fifteen months ago, in a remote Italian mountain village, death came to famed U. S. Landscape Painter Arthur B. Davies. Last week, in Congers, N. Y., his widow, Dr. Virginia M. Davies, selected 61 of some 200 uncompleted paintings which had been found in his Manhattan studio, caused them to be burned because she did not consider them "representative." The rest, because they "conveyed his quality," she preserved for future sale. Of some 2,500 drawings and sketches several hundred will be presented in sets of ten or twenty to scattered U. S. museums. Undoubtedly Widow Davies built an expensive bonfire....

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