Art: Business of a Bicentennial

What might have been a serious rift in the plans for celebrating the Bicentennial of the birth of George Washington developed in Manhattan last week. Thirteen U. S. painters last April agreed to paint 14 murals, illustrating crucial moments in Washington's career.— These big paintings were to be exhibited at Washington in the little-known National Gallery at the formal opening of the Bicentennial celebration this month. The painters worked without pay; the Government had appropriated only enough money to cover the actual hanging of the...

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