Art: Sculpture in Soap

Phidias used Pentelic marble, but modern sculptors have a substance still whiter (and easier) to carve: Ivory Soap. In distributing $2,200 worth of Procter & Gamble prizes this week, in the 17th annual soap-sculpture competition, the jury—which included Paul Manship and William Zorach—had to winnow 4,500 entries.

Top winner for 1941 Ivory Soap Sculpture was Edward Anthony, 25, a talkative

Detroit art teacher, who has won ten awards in the last eleven contests. Teacher Anthony is a sure-enough sculptor who has studied under Carl Milles, works not only in soap but in wood, bronze,...

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