Art: Lincoln Nude

Abraham Lincoln in the nude appeared last week as a statuette at the Ainslie Galleries, Manhattan. Rough blobs of bronze compose a gaunt, strong figure of a rail splitter leaning on the haft of his axe, his head thrown backward in revery. The sculptor is Merton Clivette.

Said Galleryman George H. Ainslie: "Some will condemn it on the ground that it is undraped . . . that is unessential criticism . . . only by stripping the figure could the artist tell the story he has told ... it expresses the inward idealism of...

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