San Francisco

Jose Ramon Lerma

Green Gallery

One of the bay area’s more promising artists, now attaining a thoroughly valid and individual style. He maintains the abstract expressionist idiom but is turning more and more to the religious image, as in “Sacred Heart” and “First Crucifixion.” Lerma also shows a more painterly confidence than in the past. The colors have a richer glow, attained by an exceptionally thick and well worked surface.

Robert Olmsted