Los Angeles

Kenneth Washburn

Galleria Gianni

This is a healthy, happy exhibition. Washburn’s figurative oils, though basically academic in approach, are painted with love and skill—attesting to one man’s belief that the human figure is indeed the temple of the soul. The sculpturesque quality of his nudes saves them from being too pretty or illustrative. Both his paintings and sculpture point up the importance of a sound art background. That Washburn has been content to paint what he sees the way he sees it without succumbing to continuously fluctuating fashions is to his credit if not entirely to his esthetic development.

Betje Howell

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