Art: Near the Hall of Fame

James Abbott McNeil Whistler, the most distinguished painter America has produced, will take his place in a group of memorials to American artists by American sculptors in the Gould Library of New York University. This collection has no relation to the Hall of Fame nearby, but has been instituted by a group of artists to give honor to their own colleagues, some of whom will probably never get into the respectable colonnades of the "Charnel House of Fame," as Father Tabb called it in indignation against Poe's exclusion till 1910.

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