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PRINT October 1965

Twelve Chicago Artists

THE EXHIBITION “TWELVE CHICAGO PAINTERS” ORGANIZED BY the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis shows four paintings by each of the artists. It is a good show, handsomely installed, simple and unpretentious. In age, the artists range from 23 to 35 and none of the paintings are less recent than 1963; most of them were painted in 1965. Jan van der Marck, curator, and in charge of the exhibition, makes no unwarranted claims for a cross-section view nor does the show purport to be a sampling in either breadth or depth. It is admittedly a selection. These artists are very much a part of the current Chicago scene and though other choices, equally valid, could have been made, the Walker in “reporting on new talent” is filling a need too often and too long neglected. Although the work of these artists has been seen in exhibitions and in the galleries of Chicago, it indicates the lack of interest in

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