Art: From the Woolworth Tower

Soon after he came to the U.S. from Spain in 1924, Painter Julio de Diego found himself with exactly 25^ to his name. He paid a dime for a ride to the top of the Woolworth Building (then the world's tallest), and gaily flung the other 15^ over Manhattan's skyline. Says De Diego: "I wanted to start from scratch."

He went on to become a respected painter whose work was hung in top U.S. museums. Last week De Diego won new honor and some more welcome cash: first prize ($2,000) in the "Steel, Iron and...

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