National Geographic : 1951 Feb
O National Geographic Society Lent by American Museum of Natural History JOHN and VICTOR AUDUBON * Audubon the Naturalist (painted about 1841 by his sons) @ National Geographic Society IY1 Lent by Kennedy and Company, New York UNKNOWN ARTIST * The Schoolroom How this painter must have hated country school! Later he forgot the drudgery and fondly recalled his sly, snickering classmates, who harassed teacher with whispers, spitballs, and pretended innocence. The beaten palm manfully borne was a medal for courage; the whimper, a confession of defeat. Teacher, to survive, had to rule like a lion. Primitive but realistic folk artists often told backwoods America's story better than academy-trained painters.