Art: Paintings in Little

A century behind the times, a few steady-fingered men and women of good family have gone on painting miniatures, with the result that last week the American Society of Miniature Painters was able to hold its 35th exhibition in Manhattan. Months ago each artist bought little slabs of ivory, preferably from tusks of a live elephant. The ivory was smoothed with pumice stone, soaked in water until pliable. When pressed stiff and flat each slab was cut for size. Omitting the gum, glycerine or honey the ancients used to make paint stick to...

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