Art: Exempt

Alexandro Finta de Arba, sculptor and director of all sculpture exhibits at the Pan-American Exposition at Rio de Janeiro, had to prove to immigration authorities at Ellis Island that he actually was an artist in order to gain admission to this country. Artists are exempt from immigration quotas, and as a result there have been a horde of impromptu "artists" on all arriving steamships. Signer de Arba proved his status by cablegrams from Rio de Janeiro—not by demonstrating his skill upon the spot.


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