Canada: ONTARIO: For Art's Sake

Ontario's legislature was out to encourage the arts; for the best picture in the Ontario Society of Artists' show, it offered a $500 prize. But the Peterborough Examiner thought that art in Canada needed a lot more than that. Said the Examiner:

"Artists ... do not like to be outcasts, engaged in work which most of their fellow citizens regard as ... outside the range of normal human interests. ... It is not fashionable in our country to be deeply interested in the arts. ... In spite of our high standard of living (which is usually interpreted as meaning a...

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