Los Angeles

I. H. Prinzmetal

Galerie de Ville

The work of Prinzmetal seems to pose the problem, common to many painters, of what to paint after one has learned how to paint. The work is competent enough, but uncommunicative and Prinzmetal’s interest seems to wander. The painter’s eye is reflective, but it is not enough simply to mirror surroundings—he must make them seem important or make his way of seeing important. In short, one must be convinced that there is a reason for his painting. The work here is good enough so that one wishes it were better.

Joan Hugo