Art: Les Trente

With a flourish the Chambrun Galleries invited the New York art world last week to a show proudly titled "Les Trente, a representative showing of the work of 30 modern French painters." The modern French painters bore such disturbingly un-French names as Foujita, Friesz, Kvapil, Carlu, Mutter, Hecht, Van Dongen, but apart from the accident of birth the subtitle was justified. These artists have not only made France their physical and spiritual home, but their training, their technique, their outlook, is as Parisian as a...