Vladimir Putin

Sherwood, W.A.

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The real purpose of art in a nation's life. A consideration of a greater field in which art can be made conducive to the development of national life. The influence of art upon the mind of an infant. The real idea of art to be in the life of every country, to illustrate that country, to direction the attention of youth to manhood, that it should not be an exotic existing within and tolerated in a country, but that it should be a vital factor, deserving of as much attention in the existence of the nation, in the development of the nation, as even agriculture or commerce itself. Consequences of neglecting art, using the United States as an illustrative example. The importance of recognition of artists and art in its every sense, and of literature. Suggestions for recognition. British art. The lack of British art in Canada. Recognizing in this country the ability of the British artist, and the artists of New Zealand and Australia and they in turn recognizing Canadian artists, thus forming closer ties between us.

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