Art: Young Americans Abroad

On the walls of Manhattan's Downtown Gallery last week was a lively "Americans in Europe" show, featuring 45 paintings and sculptures by 23 young U.S. artists. Most of the young artists are good enough to have won fellowships, but all are still too "unknown" to have regular dealers. Nine are still in their 205. and all but four are under 35. Not all of them will make the grade, but the combined effect of their paintings and sculptures is a heartening indication that this generation of American artists has genuine talent.

The fact that the "unknowns" are on view at all is...

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