Art: Sculptor Troubles

¶Out of San Antonio, Tex. last week rumbled one of the last vans full of plaster and clay models of sculpture by Mountain-Carver Gutzon Borglum, who closed up his studio and left Texas for good last month after the contract for San Antonio's greatest memorial, the Alamo Cenotaph, was awarded not to him but to pudgy Sculptor Pompeo Coppini. During the twelve years he called San Antonio his home, big-eared, irascible Sculptor Borglum never finished a Texas job. A hater of cheap politics since the fiasco of his Stone Mountain project in Georgia,...

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