Art: French Natural

Into the artistic spotlight which remains jumpily fixed on Picasso's generation a few younger Frenchmen have lately popped. Last week one of these was introduced to the U. S. by Manhattan Dealer Julien Levy, whose eye is on Paris like a hawk's. The debutant was Rene Pierre Tal-Coät, a shy, husky, onetime Breton sailor, now 32, who has lived for ten years in one sixth-floor room at 5 Rue 'de Plaisance, teaching himself how to paint. In probably the first period of French history when a painter could win repute without one sniff at...

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