Art: Artists' Rations

Painters, like other businessmen, now face priorities. Foreseeing virtual confiscation of certain key materials like titanium white, cadmium and chromium pigments, Manhattan's American Artists' Professional League (2,200 members) recently petitioned Washington for cooperation in keeping artists supplied with their annual ration of paint (about a gallon apiece). For some 35,000 U.S. citizens who make their living painting pictures that gallon of paint is a necessity.

The U.S. paint, canvas and brush situation:

Canvas, always imported for U.S. artists from Ireland and Belgium, is the biggest problem. With Belgian linen cut off, prices of first-class...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!