Art: Painting Doctor

New Orleans' eminent surgeon Dr. Marion Sims Souchon, 71, leads a double life. After the last patient has left his office (and he wishes the list of patients was shorter), he rips off his white medical smock and pounces on his brushes and paint pots, gets busy on the hobby which has made him, in six years, New Orleans' most original artist.

Last week incorrigibly paint-minded Oldster Souchon finished his 500th canvas. "I must hurry up," said he, "because I'm living now on the velvet of my life." Like many another Souchon, No. 500 depicted...

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