Art: Fantasy in Reality

Robert Sivard, 48, is a sort of bureaucrat with portfolio. As director of exhibits for the United States Information Agency, he and his sketch pad have traveled widely, and as he tends his USIA business Sivard has been able to pursue a novel art: painting the fronts of buildings and the people who go with them. Last week an engaging show of Sivard's sideline opened at Manhattan's Midtown Galleries.

Sivard, in horn-rims, has the quietly desperate air of a man who has dealt with unceasing pressures for so long that a sudden letup would give him a bad case of the bureaucratic...

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