Art: Sideshow

Winston Churchill is not the only statesman who gets away from it all by painting pictures. Many a hoarse U.S. Senator and Representative has spent his weekends in ear-ringing silence, imposing, with the mere motion of a paintbrush, his will upon unresisting canvas. Last week some 80 such paintings and sculptures (plus a few by wives, secretaries and friends) were unveiled in Washington's Congressional Club.

Audience favorites:

¶ An unabashedly simian Self-Portrait by Tennessee's Representative James Percy Priest. It was, explained Priest, "a joke."

¶Uncle Zebulon, portrait of a Negro, by Arkansas' Brooks Hays. Said he: "I forget the OPA, the...

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