Art: Experimenter

Manhattan's Ferargil Galleries this week turned their walls over to able 47-year-old Russell Cowles. Interesting, salable, the canvases on view varied in style from Cezannesque still lifes and New Mexican street scenes and landscapes to wild abstractions and such extreme experiments as Artist Cowles' self-portrait in a bathtub.

Russell Cowles is the second of the six children of Gardner Cowles, 73-year-old publisher of the Des Moines Register and

Tribune and onetime director of Herbert Hoover's Reconstruction Finance Corp. A Dartmouth graduate, Son Russell won the Prix de Rome as a muralist about 20 years...