Art: Beverly & Her People

Four years ago, at 25, Beverly Pepper was the Hollywood image of a rising young career girl. Slim and sleekly tailored, she was vice president and art director of a Manhattan ad agency. But Beverly also suffered one of advertising's occupational diseases: she spent more than half her $16,000-a-year income on psychiatrists. One analyst finally gave her a piece of simple advice for her money: quit being a female executive and be just a female.

Last week Beverly Pepper showed what she had made of the doctor's advice: she had 1) got married, and 2) quit advertising and become a painter. At...

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