Art: Honor Among Revolutionaries

Artists in the U. S. will, if necessary, argue all through the night about their work, but they seldom resort to gunfire. In Mexico, art is taken much more seriously. Last week a sober crowd of black-coated schoolteachers filled the auditorium of the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City for a conference on Progressive Education. On the platform Painter David Alfaro Siquieros, one of the founders of the famed Revolutionary Syndicate of Technical Workers, Painters & Sculptors (now defunct) that first brought Mexican mural...

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