Art: Young Americana

Fashionable art previews in Manhattan bring ladies and gentlemen together for cocktails. In Chicago, they bring ladies together for tea. Last week such an affair at Chicago's Quest Art Galleries stimulated socialite previewers to start a fresh artistic fad.

Collected last spring by enterprising Edith Gregor Halpert of Manhattan's Downtown Gallery, the Quest show was called "Children in American Folk Art, 1725-1865." Patrons included Mr. & Mrs. Robert Maynard Hutchins and other good Chicagoans. In one room were portraits of children by journeymen painters of the early 19th Century. In another were 45...

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