Art: Easier Levine

At 45, hatchet-faced Jack Levine already possesses as formidable a technical equipment as any American artist. He has studied intensely his chosen masters, from George Grosz back through the Van Eyck brothers, merging their methods with his own. He can paint small and smooth, or big and rough, hot or cold, sunny or satiric. Yet Levine is best known for his editorializing pictures, such as Welcome Home (a piggish general at a banquet), which was included in the American painting exhibition in Moscow last summer and made President Eisenhower indignant. Asked about Welcome...

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