Art: Copyists

Surrounded by pupils, folding camp stools, easels, paint boxes and little bottles of water, a lady instructor of the New York School of Design invaded Brooklyn last week with the intention of setting her brood to copying the water colors of the late great John Singer Sargent and the late great Winslow Homer in the Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences.

A stern museum guard barred the way. They appealed to Curator Herbert B. Tschudy. He was polite but firm: they could copy almost anything else in the Museum, provided the copies were...

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