Art: Intrinsically Native

Intrinsically Native*

In speaking of U. S. art students Painter Henri Matisse once said: 'They must be great artists, they must be geniuses, why cannot they content themselves with being painters. Then some day they might be good painters, perhaps."

In Mexico things are different. Painters there are workmen; they hire out by the day, work with masons (some of them have been masons), consider themselves only as craftsmen. They live natural lives as normal men, do not exude individuality, tea and conversation, are not "salon clowns."

This...