Art: Submarinescapes

Chris Olsen's first contribution to the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan was a wax bedbug, 15,000 times life size. When a vacancy occurred in the Living Invertebrates Department in 1916 Chris Olsen was given a regular job, added submarine painting to his sculpture and magnification. Last week when the Museum gave an exhibition of art works by staff members the public had a chance to see Chris Olsen's latest paintings.

Most submarine painters squint at the ocean's bed through glass-bottomed buckets or make their sketches and paintings on dry land after...

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