Los Angeles

“The Wooden Horse Gallery”

The Wooden Horse Gallery

Laguna added another gallery to its rather plentiful supply. However, Jae Carmichael and Verne Walt had a feeling that a bit of La Cienega could well be brought closer to the Laguna public. The gallery is small and for their first show they had a rather large multiple exhibit. The second show features 13 oils and 12 pastels by Hans Burkhardt. Burkhardt was born in Basel, Switzerland, and came to this country in 1924, bringing with him great admiration for Boecklin and Hodler, both leading German painters of the turn of the century. In New York he studied under Arshile Gorky and now owns a fine collection of his teacher’s early works, which will go on display at the La Jolla Gallery soon. Burkhardt lives and teaches in Los Angeles. His luminous oils, taut compositions, and the swift sure lines of his drawings amply justify his established reputation.

I. E. Desenberg