Art: Muralist Team

Ten years ago many U. S. leftwing painters turned away from canvas as being too bourgeois, began to slap murals on every bare space they could find. Five years ago, with WPA's advent, most of them got commissions to paint the walls of post offices, law courts, schools, Army posts, hospitals, customs houses. Occasionally an aroused and enraged citizenry protested on political grounds, sometimes on artistic, but the space continued to get slapped. Last week, with 215 U. S. painters competing, two Chicagoans won the largest mural commission yet awarded by the Treasury Department's Section of...

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