Art: Passionate Frenchman

One of the sharpest blades in 1920 Paris was a young Polish-born painter named Moise Kisling. He wore his hair in a fringe, would duel at the drop of a beret, threw strenuous parties in his shabby studios. "He's the swellest guy in the world," wrote Kiki, queen of the Montparnasse models, in her diary. Kisling returned the compliment by faithfully reproducing her generous curves in his solidly painted canvases. Last week Artist Kisling, now an energetic 60, was having his first Paris show in 15 years. To replace Kiki and his other Montparnasse models, he had called in the peasant...

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