San Francisco

Ernest Lacy

Galerie de Tours

Figures and still lifes, mainly. There are contemporary painters who remain nonentities without being bad. Non-entities because they have no content; not bad, because they generally follow the lines of a well-accepted pattern. Lacy falls into this category. His figures come from Michelangelo by way of Kokoschka and Corinth, with some innovations of his own. He makes no attempt to disguise his sources. But his development deserves watching—there are few artists his age with surer draftsmanship.

Elizabeth M. Polley