Art: True to Life

Jose de Creeft and Hugo Robus are two elderly U.S. sculptors whose styles, backgrounds and techniques are worlds apart; but they get their inspiration from the same source. To both, form is all-important, and the human female has long been their ideal subject. Last week their works were on display at Manhattan's Whitney Museum of American Art in a major exhibition that is bound to please rather than puzzle.

When Spanish-born Jose de Creeft arrived as a student in Paris in 1905, only Rodin was turning out anything but the academic nudes and busts that dominated the galleries. Though he lived in...

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