Art: East-West Equipoise

The distinguishing mark of such leading Pacific Northwest painters as Mark Tobey, Morris Graves and Kenneth Callahan is their ability to mix Zen with zest, give an Oriental slant to their Western vision. Now a major new artistic talent, who arrived at the East-West meeting point by a different route, has appeared among them. The newcomer: patient and painfully modest Paul Horiuchi, 52, a Japanese-born American who for years made his living as a railroad foreman.

Horiuchi's arrival after years of obscurity (he still runs a small Seattle art shop for a living) was...

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