San Francisco

Raymond Howell

Galerie de Tours

Howell has gained in technical skill, but lost his boyish sincerity since those days when he painted San Francisco’s “hungry i habitues” and had his first one-man show at Maxwell’s. He was consistent then. Too many influences are now pulling him too many ways—there are at least three distinct styles, plus their variations, in this one show. The best of them is found in “Streets of Tomorrow,” imbued with a sort of West Side Story surrealism.

Elizabeth M. Polley