Art: History of Commerce

Last week friends of the artist were permitted to see in Manhattan nine of a series of ten new murals by Boardman Robinson for department-store tycoon Edgar Kaufmann of Pittsburgh.

Three years ago, Edgar Kaufmann, on culture bent, decided to remodel his store. He scoured the U. S. for a good draughtsman, found Boardman Robinson, painter-cartoonist, asked him for a set of murals expressing the history of commerce. Some years before, Artist Robinson had concluded that the only excuse for painting was to subserve architecture and had applied himself to that problem. Delightedly...

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