San Francisco

David Marks


The nineteen-year-old painter of these small oils, mostly landscapes, is a sophomore at San Francisco State. He is unusually skillful for one so young but so far there is nothing original, nothing of personal expression in his work. He has picked up superficial aspects of a number of painters, chiefly Van Gogh, and amal­gamated them for a slick, readily ac­ceptable “look.” This young man can no doubt have commercial success but if he wants to be an artist he will have to fight his facility, throw out all those effects he repeats because they come so easily, and take the painful road to self-discovery.

Helen Giambruni