Art: World's Arms

One day last week in West Point's grey Gothic mess hall the cadets of the U. S. Military Academy looked up from their meal, beheld for the first time the final and complete version of Decisive Battles of the World. A 70-ft. mural by T. (for Tom) Loftin Johnson, it was not only the Academy's most pretentious art possession but also the largest single panel painted in the ancient egg tempera technique ever attempted in the U. S. Thirty-five dozen fresh eggs were mixed with oil to make a tough clinging varnish for the...

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