Art: Fame for Fausto

Fausto Pirandello was in his ambitious teens when his famous playwright father counseled him to leave writing to others. "Express yourself some other way," said Luigi (Six Characters in Search of an Author) Pirandello. Young Fausto decided to be an artist, and last week, as Painter Pirandello, he was bringing fresh fame to the family name. At Rome's big Quadrien-nale Exposition, his group of nine expressionistic canvases won him the first prize of 1,000,000 lire (about $1,600) and further recognition as one of Italy's top-ranking painters.

Unlike many good artists, Pirandello never had to...

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