Art: Waugh Water

This week for the fourth successive year the Carnegie Institute of Pittsburgh announced that the most popular painting at the Carnegie International Exhibition was a seascape by 76-year-old Frederick Judd Waugh (TIME, Dec. 17, 1934, et seq.). Mr. Waugh's Meridian got 800 votes out of a total of 5,000 cast by visitors who had no less than 407 paintings to choose from.

Snooty critics are accustomed to laugh out loud at the work of aged Artist Waugh: 1) because it is limited almost entirely to realistic paintings of surf, and 2) because his...

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