Art: Newcomer from Guiana

A young Negro artist was startling and impressing London gallerygoers last week with a show of paintings as tangled and threatening as the jungles of his home colony, British Guiana. Painted in equatorial reds, yellows and greens, the canvases were packed with figures as sturdy as tree trunks, topped by faces with the wide, open, glowering eyes of frightened animals.

The artist, 27-year-old Denis Williams, was no loincloth primitive. The son of a textile manufacturer, he had gone to high school in Guiana's capital city of Georgetown, worked as a postal clerk. Five years...

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