Art: Land Office Business

In a studio on the quiet campus of the University of Wisconsin's College of Agriculture last week Artist-in-Residence John Steuart Curry put the last dab of paint on a 20-foot sweep of canvas, laid down his brushes, and thereby made news. For John Steuart Curry, in the ten years since he first hit his stride with a picture of violence called The Tornado, has become the most notable of U. S. regional artists. And his canvas was the second of two oil-and-tempera murals that will be -lifted into place next autumn on the walls of a corridor facing the General Land...

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