San Francisco

Marlinde Von Ruhs

Galerie de Tours

Colorful paintings by another of the many bombed-out artists from Europe who have enriched and sometimes clut­tered our national scene. Hers is the more flexible touch of the Viennese Expressionists, disciplined with analytical abstraction, and leavened with the Im­pressionist’s happy vision. Von Ruhs is not a soul-stirring artist by any means (Carmel does not encourage this ap­proach), but with her animated surfaces and hot, glowing colors, she delights the eye. That’s it: eye appeal only.

E. M. Polley