Art: House-Painter Painter

Vermont House Painter Patsy (for Pasquale) Santo exhibited his first canvas in 1938 in hopes of getting a free ticket to the Rutland State Fair. He did not get the ticket, but his landscape, painted in oils from the local drugstore, won the art competition at the fair. Patsy bought himself some more paints and brushes and has been painting ever since.

Last week seven of Santo's oils were hanging in a Manhattan show of "Contemporary American Natural Painters " His pictures of Vermont hills and quiet snowy village streets are accurate in perspective...

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