Art: Gentle Hogarth

At an annual cost little greater than that of a couple of infantry regiments, the U. S. Government has for about three years been the world's No. 1 patron of painting. Federal art lovers may or may not be right in thinking that this patronage will be the most fruitful since the Medicis, but in one respect at least it has encouraged a Renaissance. This is in the field of mural painting.

Decorated by Italians of diluted talent or by conscientious U. S. beautifiers, the walls and domes of many a courthouse, library and...

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