Art: Struggle for Justice

Never did Maurice Sterne paint so hard as when onetime Banker-Lawyer Edward Bruce decided to become a painter and asked to be taught. For three years Businessman Bruce shared Sterne's 41-room castle in Anticoli, Italy, painted methodically from dawn to dark, forced his sponsor to work similar hours. This regime made Edward Bruce an artist, nearly sent already famed Artist Sterne into a decline.

In 1935 Edward Bruce, then as now head of the U. S. Government's Section of Fine Arts, gave his friend and former teacher another tough task: the painting of 20...

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