Art: Court Painter

Fortnight ago Wendell Willkie had his portrait painted. He sat in Rushville, Ind. and Manhattan, never more than 40 minutes at a time, for a, total of two hours and a half. Last week he pronounced the job good: "an almost exact likeness." The man who painted him, lean, dapper, longish-haired John Doctoroff, exclaimed: "Oh, God, there was nothing so hard in my life. It was like painting a moving picture."

Artist Doctoroff, 47, is the nearest thing there is to a court painter in the U. S. His court is the Republican Party,...

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