Art: Etchers

With cakes, nut-bread sandwiches and pots of tea, the ladies of the Society of American Etchers opened the organization's 20th annual exhibition at Manhattan's National Arts Club last week. Licking their buttery fingers, critics inspected 246 prints by practically all the best known etchers in the U. S., found prices ($4 to $36 a print) reasonable, technical excellence uniformly high and subject matter more than a little dull, despite the presence of a few startling prints by Reginald Marsh, Paul Cadmus, Harry Sternberg. Quite lacking in false modesty is the society's president,...

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