Art: Peck's Boys & Girls

Manhattanites who visited the Whitney Museum of American Art were surprised last week by an exhibition of children's art in which there was no cooing or babbling. It came from a Progressive schoolteacher who strangely enough believes in discipline.

The show consisted of 44 serious, professional-looking oils, gouaches and water-colors done by an assorted group of New York youngsters (aged 10 to 15) who had studied in the Saturday art classes of Greenwich Village's pioneering Little Red School House. Chosen for outstanding talent from New York's public and parochial schools, these children were sons and daughters of taxi drivers, shoemakers, waiters, ranged...

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