Art: Successful Man

Millard Sheets's watercolors look a little like illustrations for a travel folder, but they have a dash about them, and unmistakable crowd-appeal. Hollywood's art lovers, from the Edward G. Robinsons to the Johnny Mercers, turned out in style one night last week to open Sheets's new show: views of Mexican mountains and market places whipped up from sketches he had made on a three-week tour in January. Highballs in hand (it was that kind of opening), the stars rubbed elbows with local critics and museum directors.

At 40, Sheets is one of the most...

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