San Francisco

William Gropper

Gallerie de Tours

This veteran American realist is show­ing a group of drawings and paintings concerned with people: people working, playing, singing, preaching and politic­ing. Gropper’s folks are active, maybe too active. His technical luggage is cubistic via Kuniyoshi. Dufy enters at some point and leaves quickly at another. Caricature is synonymous with Gropper’s paintings . . . not a biting, cut ’em-to-the-quick satire that pene­trates but a surface nibble that one has come to expect of the illustrations mounted in slick magazines.

James Monte