AS THE first half of the 20th century shakes down into perspective, it seems certain that the art contribution of the Spanish contingent will bulk surprisingly large. Top banana of the bunch is, of course, Pablo Picasso. But there are also Juan Gris, pioneer Sculptor-Welder Julio González, Surrealists Joán Miró and Salvador Dali. And now another name is being nominated for the list: the late Manuel Martinez Hugué (1872-1945), better known simply as Manolo, whose small-scale bronzes and terra-cotta sculptures are the most earthy and most intensely Spanish art works of the lot.

A scampish Bohemian who dressed like a gypsy,...

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