Art: Daddy, Dear Old Daddy

Whistler's famed Portrait of the Artist's Mother has canonized Mother; but what about Father? The National Father's Day Committee has searched for two years for a painting that would bring Father out of the nowhere into the here. The committee checked over 3,000 paintings by celebrated artists, from Giotto to Grant Wood, last week—with Father's Day (June 15) just ahead—gave up the search.

"It appears," said the committee, "that the father as a subject for great art has been completely overlooked or suppressed by every great painter in the modern art world."


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