Art: Out of the Ditch

Compared to the largesse that soda-pop barons, pearl merchants and encyclopedia publishers scatter for works of art, the prizes from Pittsburgh's Carnegie Institute are penny ante stuff. First prize at the Carnegie amounts to only $1,500, but it is still the most honorable award of the season.

The 1948 winner, announced last week, was a comparative newcomer in the little-money-big-honor circuit. One of 300 invited entrants, representing a cross-section of the best in U.S. art, Akron's Raphael Gleitsmann, 38, had rung the bell with a rather obviously composed but very richly painted oil...

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