Art: Academic Art

Academicism was all over the place last week. In Manhattan opened the 114th annual exhibition of the National Academy of Design. Chicago's Art Institute, unofficial academy of the Middle West, had its 44th annual Artists-of-Chicago-&-Vicinity exhibition. In Manhattan's Durlacher Galleries opened the first representative U. S. showing of 17th-Century Nicolas Poussin, granddad of all French academic painters.

> Of 525 paintings, prints, drawings and pieces of sculpture in the Academy show, 331 were by nonmembers. All 525 had a staid, collective conformity. To Academicians, as usual, went the pick of the 16 prizes....

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