San Francisco

“Synchronism and Related American Color Painting”

San Francisco Museum of Art

The summer season at the San Francisco Museum of Art was, for the most part, given over to a slow procession of limited-itinerary touring exhibitions originating elsewhere. An exhibition entitled “Synchronism and Related American Color Painting,” currently circulated by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and seen here as a corridor show during June and July, was an historical footnote, as it were, isolating for scrutiny a minuscule and fleeting ripple in the main wave of Cubist influence on early 20th-century American painting.

William C. Agee’s informative and well-illustrated catalog for a somewhat more extensive survey of the same particularized field, organized by M. Knoedler & Co. of New York and held at Knoedler’s 57th Street showrooms in 1965, was made available as a most welcome annotative supplement to this recently circulating smaller display of Synchromist paintings, most if

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