Art: Haymaker

"There is a general and valid acknowledgment that the better the painter the dumber he must be, and out of this dumbness the critic is born and makes hay." French-born Jean Chariot, who wrote that bitter-seeming remark, is himself a cheerful contradiction of it. Chariot (rhymes with Hello) makes hay on both sides of the field. Last week his paintings and colored lithographs were packing people in at Colorado Springs's George Nix Gallery (including museum buyers from as far away as Washington, D.C. and San Diego), while Chariot himself expatiated on art in...

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