Allan Temko

  • Three California Artists: Robert McChesney

    OF THE GENERATION OF Western artists, who shortly after the last War emerged as a powerful group of abstractionists, McChesney has seemed to me the steadiest and most deliberate, and in some ways the most sensitive and refined. If he was less eager to abandon representationalism than were some of his contemporaries, his eventual commitment to his own abstract vis ion of the natural world has been no less total or searching than theirs. Moreover, his considerable technical gifts, including meticulous brushwork and remarkable control of palette, only enhanced his very personal art. Indeed, it may