Art: Brenda's Book

Into the files of the Library of Congress last week went a book by Brenda Putnam, the daughter of the librarian-emeritus. Written with no eye to enshrinement, The Sculptor's Way* was worth the attention of anybody who ever carved a bar of soap or monkeyed with Plasticine.

Brenda Putnam learned to sculp at the National Cathedral School in Washington and later under James Earle Fraser, Libéro Andreotti and Alexander Archipenko. Brown-eyed, dark-banged, slight and lively, she has worked and taught for years in a roomy studio on Manhattan's West 22nd Street. Summers, she and her father, Herbert Putnam, knock around in a...

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