Art: Decorous Jubilee

. . . Who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?

—Macbeth, Act V, Scene 2.

This year U. S. painting has at last attained an international vogue. The opening of the Whitney Museum started it. Loan exhibitions of U.S. paintings are touring Europe. The Louvre has bought a Thomas Eakins. Famed French Critic Waldemar Georges wrote in surprise six months ago: "Why have we not seen these pictures before? . . . Why do their young men keep swarming to Montparnasse?" For the...

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