Art: Bush & Brush

Waldo Peirce has always been as much noted for his shady whiskers as for his sunny paintings. Last week the balance between bush and brush was temporarily destroyed. Woolly old Waldo emerged from behind his beard, and the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Me. staged a big retrospective show of his art.

The 65-year-old down-Easter went at his barbering with the same slapdash spirit that characterized his paintings. On Sunday he hacked off the beard, but didn't have the heart to disturb his drooping, discolored mustache. On Wednesday he emerged new-mown from the bathroom minus...

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