Art: Biddle in Brazil

The Duke of Windsor, then Prince of Wales, was once told he was going to be introduced to "one of the Biddies." Asked he: "What's a Biddle?" Last week Rio de Janeiro learned about the most unorthodox of living Biddies: George,* who was born in Philadelphia, went to Groton & Harvard, but turned out to be an artist. The first U.S. artist ever commissioned by a South American country to decorate public buildings, he had done two murals for Brazil's massive National Library.

They were unveiled last week before Brazilian Minister of Education Gustavo Capanema, U.S. Ambassador Jefferson Caffery, and a group...

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