Anaïs Nin

  • Beatrice Wood

    People sometimes look wistfully at pieces of ancient ceramics in museums, as if such beauty were a part of a lost and buried past. But Beatrice Wood is a modern ceramist who is creating objects which emanate the same grace. The colors, textures and forms of Beatrice Wood are both vivid and subtle. But more important, perhaps because of her training as an actress, Beatrice Wood is able to portray a sculptor’s range of dramatic presences, from tragedy to comedy. The decorative ability is extended into portrayals of humor, euphoria or contemplation. She constructs a vase of the purest esthetics

  • Lynn Weston

    Lynn Weston depicts human figures with boldness and dynamicism but not with the static surface faithfulness of representational art. In her work they are integrated with a total and very modern condensed vision of the world. Her work has both a vigorous and emotional appeal and yet is able to suggest the mythological overtones of human life. She can render the poetry of light and motion. She has a skill for breaking up monotonous surfaces into radiant fragments which give mobility and liveliness. In her human figures she portrays drama, joy, pain, loneliness, injustice, but they bathe in an

  • Cornelia Runyon

    Born 1887, New York.

    Exhibited at São Paulo Biennial, 1955.

    One Man Shows at Santa Barbara Museum, 1951; Pasadena Art Museum, 1956.

    MEETING CORNELIA RUNYON GIVES THE IMPRESSION that she is one of her own sculptures. Her beautiful deeply tanned face is moulded with finesse and strength to express wit and liveliness and something undefinably enduring, eternal as stone. Hers is a beauty sculptured by intelligence and quality. There is a harmony between her appearance, her house in Malibu high above the beach, and her work which looks like part of the sea, the rocks and the sky. It was here that she