Art: Fingerpaints

Eighty-seven little girls and boys of New York's Dalton School last week hung up 160 brightly daubed sheets of paper in a strange art exhibition. There were weird cloud effects, mysterious lumps and sworls, curious beasts, grotesque faces, incised lines like vines and tendrils. Not a few were extremely effective. Outstanding fact about these colorful patterns was that they were produced not by brush or other tool but by the children's own chubby hands smearing liquid pigment on paper.

Fingerpainting, the process's official name, was evolved by capable, burly Ruth Faison Shaw...

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