Art: 36th International

For two months every year the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, at other times a statue-stuffed monument to the late steel-master, becomes the world's most comprehensive salon of oil painting. The Carnegie International Exhibition, assembled with shrewd relish by the Institute's Director of Fine Arts Homer Saint-Gaudens, costs the estate of Andrew Carnegie about $40,000 a year, enlists the services of scouts in no less than ten European countries. Last month an international jury† spent two days picking eight prizewinners out of 365 paintings by U.S. and European artists; last fortnight all the paintings were expertly hung in the Institute's 16 lofty...

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