Art: The Poet of Bad Weather

Last week the walls of Manhattan's Lilienfeld Galleries suggested a gusty day. On view were works by Maurice de Vlaminck, the "poet of bad weather." There are 18 of them—atmospherically ominous paintings, small French towns under wintry or stormy skies, harbors, fields and flowers.

The Artist. Where the painter of these remarkable canvases might be, nobody who looked at them knew. After France fell, 67-year-old Vlaminck (rhymes with plank) was reported to be well treated by the Nazis (TIME, June 9, 1941). Since then nothing more has been heard of him. Maurice de...

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