Art: Experimentalists' Year

Each year-end, Art News casts a retrospective eye over the U.S. one-man shows of the year, makes a "Ten Best" selection. This week its critical nods for 1944 go entirely to experimental artists. Most of them are better known to the art world than to the public. Art News's ten artists of the year:

¶ Alexander Calder, Manhattan sculptor —for experimental, surrealistic forms in rough plaster and bronze.

¶ José de Creeft, Spanish-born sculptor —for simple, imaginative figure pieces in stone.

¶ Julio de Diego, Spanish-born painter—for canvases of architectural and literary fantasy....

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