Los Angeles

Don Bachardy

Rex Evans Gallery

Competent, sometimes sensitive, occasionally penetrating portraits executed in pen, brush, ink and wash, of well known theatrical and literary personalities, are of only casual interest artistically. From a documentary point of view, however, Bachardy does manage to freeze personalities like Stravinsky and Dorothy Parker in off-guard moments in such a manner as to arouse uncommon interest. Bachardy’s most precious weapon, his line, is too often affected, though he shows unusual skill in capturing a resemblance and in rendering the essence of simplified forms.

Arthur Secunda