Art: Students' Choice

What kind of art do high-school students like? For three years, the Chicago Art Institute has been trying to find out, by means of a scholarly survey of some 3,733 high-school students. Its curiosity cost the Rockefeller General Education Board $24,300. Last week, having attempted to stimulate its 3,733 subjects in a wide variety of ways and having carefully tabulated their reactions, the Institute solemnly announced that—Chicago students like the streamlined deminudes of U.S. Magazine Artist George Petty. After Esquire's Petty, students coolly chose (in order of preference): Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, George Innes, Claude Monet, Doris Lee, Winslow Homer' Jules...

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