Art: Open Road

Theo Hancock is a brash, engaging young Briton who invaded the U.S. two years ago with a fellowship to study art at Brown University. Instead of studying, Hancock produced it. Brown saw little of him; the 25-year-old artist hitchhiked about the East, painting watercolors of what he saw and exhibiting them in Boston, Providence and Manhattan. Then he drifted westward, still painting, and exhibited his land-and cityscapes and industrial scenes in Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Denver and San Francisco. Last week he opened in Los Angeles.

As usual, the critics were kind. Liking the clear colors, clean shapes and easy sweep of Hancock's...

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