Art: Considered Statements

The two brothers from Philadelphia both went to the same schools through Harvard Law, but neither finished the way he began. George Biddle, the elder, started with A's and ended with C's.

Francis started with C's and ended with A's, plus a place on the Harvard Law Review. Francis became the Attorney General of the U.S. (1941-45), while George happily pursued the career he had wanted in the first place—to be an artist.

He traveled all over the U.S.. recording its infinitely varied landscapes. He organized the squads of artists that covered World War...

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