San Francisco

Paul August Konty, Dean Meeker

Maxwell Galleries

Konty, a German artist who makes expressionism palatable for home consumption, comes up with some hybrid cityscapes where a masterful use of sonorous color and rich texture is destroyed by a crackling black decorator’s line. In his portraits, penetrating character studies, his debt to Kokoschka and Soutine is an open book. Tolstoy and Face of the 20th Century are noteworthy. Meeker, a printmaker and draftsman, is technically in tune with the 20th century while esthetically conscious both of the timeless symbolism of Greek mythology and the dramatic pageantry of history. Method and subject become one in his intaglio prints.

E. M. Polley

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