Art: Patience & Firmness

Ogden Minton Pleissner seems born to the tweed. He has the cool eyes and calm hands of the sportsman, and he puffs a pipe as if it were part of himself. Duck, trout and partridge are Pleissner's meat; bourbon-on-the-rocks is his drink. He is equally at home in the uplands of Wyoming, in the Vermont hills, where he mainly vacations nowadays—and in his Manhattan studio. When Pleissner is not hunting or fishing, he paints pictures of a highly successful kind. This week 24 of his latest, including the watercolors opposite, went on view at...

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