Art: What Children Paint

Last week Manhattan's Educational Alliance, a 48-year-old East Side settlement house, put on a sidewalk sale of 60 paintings, water colors, linoleum cuts by 40 of its pupils, aged 9 to 15. Priced at

25¢ each (benefit of the Red Cross), 40 of the pictures were snapped up the first day. They were striking evidence of what Manhattan youngsters now think about. Nearly all showed soldiers fighting in trenches, parachute troops dropping out of the sky, cities in flames, bombs bursting in air, haggard women crying out against war. Eleanor Silverman, 9, was asked why she chose as her subject the...

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