Education: Amateur Michelson

"Interested primarily in the aesthetic side of life," Scientist Albert Abraham Michelson, of the University of Chicago, last week held an exhibition of his paintings in Chicago. With his own hands Dr. Michelson adjusted against the wall 18 watercolors, twelve portraits in pen and ink. Said he, "Of all the oil portraits I made, I have destroyed every canvas."

The learned world knew versatile Dr. Michelson as the first man who ever computed the size of a star, as winner of the Nobel Prize in physics (1907), as the man who fixed the...

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