Art: Brush v. Aten

Is an artist justified in painting into a portrait of a society lady extra pounds of flesh and a cow-pasture background, complacent with bovine browsers ? That is what Manhattan jurors were called upon to determine recently in a suit brought by George De Forest Brush, a foremost U. S. artist and a member of the National Academy, against Mrs. Florence Brooks Aten, of Manhattan, founder of the Brooks-Bryce Foundation for the furtherance of friendly relations between Great Britain and the U. S. It happened on a brisk autumn morning in 1925...

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