Art: Maggie's Drawers

It was enough to make an old salt weep. On a cruise to the Mediterranean last summer, the sleek, grey aircraft carrier Magnificent, 14,000 fighting tons and the pride of Canada's navy, began looking like a ruddy art gallery. The radio-room walls sprouted brightly colored canvases, the shipwright shop was festooned with art, so was the barber shop.

An officer was the chief culprit: Lieut. Commander C. Anthony Law, D.S.C., C.D., the "Maggie's" top training officer and onetime Canadian war artist, had started a drawing and painting class for 23 sailors who knew nothing about art.

Calling themselves "Maggie's Art Club," they tackled...

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