Arts: In England

King George nominated the members of a body to be known as the Commission of Fine Arts for England. This body, and the American Commission of Fine Arts (established by act of Congress in 1910), are almost identical in character and scope. Both are composed of non-political artists and amateurs who receive no recompense for their work; both are limited to the capacity of advisers who have no actual power. While the American Commission is confined to criticism of Federal projects in the District of Columbia, the British one is empowered to give...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!