Art: Dashing Realist

Bouncy, buck-toothed little Dong Kingman, a California-born Chinese, has meandered over much of the U.S., recording in bright, breezy brush strokes the look of the land. In the course of his visual reporting he has whipped out about 50 pictures a year, and sold most of them at an average of $250 apiece.

Last week, at San Francisco's M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, his home town got a look at 64 deftly slapdash Dong watercolors. One standout was a gay gull's-eye view of San Francisco's war-crowded harbor (see cut). To get a proper...

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