Art: Bone & Muscle Man

As Manhattan's Art Students League dusted out its classrooms for the opening of the fall semester last week, a spry, round-faced oldster with a head as bald as a pumpkin prepared for another whack at the job he had been doing year in & year out for the past 43 years: teaching U.S. artists how to draw the human figure. The oldster's name, as unfamiliar to the general public as it is familiar to practically every artist in the U.S., was George Brant Bridgman. Teacher Bridgman has good reason to take his teaching duties seriously. Some 70,000 artists (including Alexander Brook,...

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