Art: Highest-Priced Painter

Contemplative art connoisseurs are a waning race, but their favorite painter, Armenian-born Hovsep Pushman, can still turn down an offer of $6,000 for one of his small canvases. Last fortnight, in fact, Artist Pushman did so. The values which move Mr. Pushman to such renunciations include the quality of the homes into which his pictures go, not every rich decor being fit for a Pushman. Of the Pushman values, the artist last week gave glimpses in the first interview he has ever given the press.

In the Pushman studio on Manhattan's 57th Street, shrouded...

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