Art: Drawings on Glass

IMPOSSIBLE was the one-word answer cabled by Sculptor Jacob Epstein. Director John M. Gates of Steuben Glass got better answers from 27 other famed sculptors, painters, etchers. Result: a unique show that opened last week in the Steuben glass house on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. On display went 27 crystal bowls, vases and urns engraved with designs by the 27 artists.

A generation ago glass was cut to make it sparkle, concealing greyness and flaws in the crystal. Today, such firms as Orrefors in Sweden and Steuben in the U. S. produce glass so flawless...

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