Art: Americans in Venice

In Venice itself, a group of young U.S. painters made a deep bow to the Venetian past. They were the members of a small U.S. art colony that has settled since war's end in the city with the candid intention of learning all they can from the work of the old Venetian masters. Last week ten of them hung up 35 of their pictures in a 15th century palazzo and invited the town in to see the results.

The subjects were strictly 20th century but a long way from conventional modernism. Painter Paul Resika, 24, who once was an abstractionist, showed two...

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