Art: Preaching Painter

In Seattle last week, 50 art students of the University of Washington summer school had an experience: listening to the lectures of a small, swarthy painter, art historian, moralist, critic, ex-automobile racer named Amédée Ozenfant who was making his first U. S. visit. His shattered English made intelligible by generous gestures, abundant enthusiasm, Instructor Ozenfant impressed on them the message he has been preaching in Europe for 20 years: that great art realizes the constant elements in human experience.

If students considered this point obvious, they did not know Ozenfant. He...

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