People: Jul. 7, 1967

"Let's not make a mistake," said the celebrated painter. "Let's not call my stuff art. There are about half a dozen here I'd like to burn right now." As cheerfully self-deprecatory as ever about his favorite hobby, Dwight Eisenhower, 76, finally got around to reviewing the 65 oil paintings that make up part of an exhibit at New York's Gallery of Modern Art called "The Memorable Eisenhower Years," which opened last month while Ike was briefly hospitalized. If some of his paintings brought out the arsonist in him, at least they were all genuine—which was more than could be said for...

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