Art: Maillol's Women

Greatest living sculptor, by common consent of the artistic world, is grey-bearded Aristide Maillol, who next week celebrates his 80th birthday in the little fishing village of Banyuls, in southern France. In spite of war, little Banyuls will give this spry oldster his usual birthday party. In Manhattan, his birthday is being celebrated by an exhibition of his sculpture at the Buchholz Gallery.

Sculptor Maillol has devoted his entire life to a single subject: the full-blown bodies of naked women. Only three or four times has he sculpted a man; never an animal. When...

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