Art: Lone Star Artists

In Texas since the war, painters have blossomed like bluebonnets in April. There are armies of Sunday painters, courses and scholarships for young artists in the schools and colleges, competitions and exhibits of their work at the museums. And there is quality as well as quantity. Says Dallas Businessman H. Stanley (Neiman-Marcus) Marcus, an active trustee of the Dallas Museum: "Ten years ago you would have found only five or six good painters in Texas. Today the woods are full of them."

To prove the point, Marcus and a group of fellow Texans sifted through the work of scores of artists, settled...

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