Art: Lepers' Water Colors

A bedridden, half-paralyzed artist named Edward Bruce lay in a bare, white-walled room in Washington's Emergency Hospital. There he got to thinking how much better his room would look if its walls were hung with a few water colors. He was in no condition to paint any himself. So he hung some paintings by contemporary artists and loved them. That gave Artist Bruce the idea of putting original water colors on the walls of U.S. hospitals. By last week it had produced an upsurge in the watercolor business.

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