San Francisco

Emile Norman

Emile Norman Gallery, Carmel

Most dictionaries fail to differentiate between art and craft and refer the inquirer backward and forwards between the two words without defining either. But art is concerned with the philosophy of life and craft with the philosophy of materials. Many artists are excellent craftsmen, few craftsmen are excellent artists. Emile Norman is an excellent craftsman and as such is concerned with the beauty of material. But he totally fails to endow his materials with the spirit of art.

John Coplans