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John Roeder

Walnut Creek Library

The Civic Arts Commission in Walnut Creek, trying to stir up public interest in local artists, has taken to setting up quality exhibitions in its library. On loan from the Richmond Art Center are several sculptures by John Roeder, one of the few truly great primitives in America. His art is informed by religious passion and a deep, poignant feeling for humanity. Practically blind and in the twilight of his life, Roeder still must wait for the widespread public recogni­tion he so patently deserves.

Joanna C. Maglott