Art: Voice of America

In West Berlin, art lovers were getting their first postwar look at a show of representative U.S. art. Included in the exhibition: 130 paintings and prints of 97 artists, from a Gilbert Stuart George Washington to a nonobjective dribbling by Jackson Pollock.

Postwar German art is having a fling at surrealism, abstractionism and expressionism (TIME, March 26), but what the Berlin critics liked best about the American show was the modern realism. Wrote one critic: "The most interesting American artists to us Germans seem to be those whose convictions are most different from those of the School of Paris [Picasso, etc.]" Singled...

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