Art: Prize Day

With the fattest melon to cut in many a year, the National Academy of Design opened its 111th exhibition in Manhattan last week, showed 530 paintings, prints and pieces of sculpture, awarded $4,250 in prizes to 15 different artists.

President Jonas Lie won a gold medal for himself with a picture of Maine fishing boats in a rising mist entitled The Curtain Rises.

The Ellin P. Speyer Prize ($300) for "a portrayal of humaneness toward animals," was given, after due thought, to Sculptor Gertrude K. Lathrop for a statue of a woolly lamb.

Critics were...

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