Art: Birth of a Painter

When the Nazis occupied Rome in 1943, an elderly man slipped quietly into the city's artists' quarter and took over an empty studio. He wore the artist's standard beret and velvet jacket, filled his room with paints, brushes, canvas and easel. But the man was no artist. He was Guglielmo Emanuel, Rome correspondent of Milan's Corriere della Sera, and one of Italy's most renowned anti-fascist journalists. For years he had been in trouble with Mussolini's police; now with the Germans in power, they were looking for him again. Emanuel decided it was time for a disguise. So, at 64, the white-haired...

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