Arts: Grand Rapids

Every schoolboy knows that Grand Rapids, Mich., is the center of the furniture trade in the U. S. Few even of the élite know that Grand Rapids is also the center of the vanishing cognate art of woodcarving. In the Ryerson Public Library the Woodcarvers' Association of Grand Rapids holds an annual exhibition, filled with the zeal of the medieval craftsmen. There are only about 1,000 hand-carvers in America, all told, and 157 of them are in Grand Rapids, though at one time they numbered there 375. The artists to whom the hand...

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