Letters, Apr. 11, 1938

Shining Through

Sirs:

Here is an interesting footnote on the Billings affair (TIME, March 28). The art league of Springfield, Mass, has an ace-in-the-hole as the accompanying pages from L'illustration 1936 will testify. You may find Artist Billings' Opus No.1 at the top of a very effective modern stained glass window design by Georges Desvallières. Joker Billings' little ruse* loses much of its point when it is known that he borrowed his drawing and composition from a recognized modern French artist. . . The joke is on Billings. . . . The jurors showed...

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