Arts: Sims

Sims—not the Rear Admiral whose likenesses adorn the cover of this magazine, nor the Seattle lumberman whose name may be remembered*—but Charles Sims, R. A., portrait painter of smart repute in England, exhibited last week at the Knoedler Galleries, Manhattan.

Artist Sims paints what he sees with glittering fluency. A. Lys Baldry once declared that "few present-day painters equal him in acuteness of observation, fewer-still surpass him in mechanical skill. Although Mr. Sims' work somewhat reflects the rhetorical stiffness of Mr. Baldry's sentence, that is because he, like his critic, is a...

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