Art: Chaloner Prize

After six months of sober thought, judges and trustees of the Chaloner Prize Foundation last week finally made up their minds and awarded a three-year scholarship to lucky Robert E. Weaver, 24, of Peru, Ind. for a canvas entitled Circus Performers. Painted somewhat in the manner of Manhattan Artist Gifford Beal (one of the guest judges), it showed four shapely young women balanced on three bouncing white horses under the bright cone of a circus spotlight.

Ignored by far too many young U. S. °art students, the Chaloner Prize is actually one of the...