Nation: The Sly Fox

The painter was an illusion

At least seven C.J. Fox portraits of bygone legislators hang in House committee rooms in Washington. A C.J. Fox painting of Brothers Charles and William Mayo is in Washington's National Portrait Gallery. In fact, the name C.J. Fox adorns the mediocre likenesses of hundreds of wealthy and famous Americans, both living and dead. They include Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert, Publisher William Randolph Hearst, Oilman H.L. Hunt, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, AFL-CIO President George Meany and Francis Cardinal Spellman....

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