Art: Landscapes into Fish

Novelist Henry Miller, a Paris expatriate when the going was good, is famed for his ability to write obscenities that are disgusting rather than pornographic. Last week in broadminded Paris, his onetime refuge, an anti-vice organization was trying to ban his books. And in Monterey, Calif., where he now finds the going better, a less familiar Miller talent was on display: his watercolors.

Henry Miller (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, The Air-Conditioned Nightmare), who looks like a bald Irish politician, has been puttering at watercolors for 20 years, but privily. He first...

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