Art: G.I. Giottos

Since World War II, the Army has encouraged any G.I. who felt like it to while away his leisure time with brush and pen. A year ago, the Army announced a worldwide G.I. art competition. In Washington last week, judges shuffled through 356 top entries sent in by G.I. Giottos from Germany to the South Pacific, and were "amazed at the quality."

The G.I. canvases and drawings seldom had anything to do with the barracks or battlefield, and they showed little or no interest in abstraction. Most of the artists, ranging from buck privates to a lieutenant general,* concentrated on pleasantly realistic...

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