Art: Solid Scot

"It's been raining cats & dogs since Saturday," said the chunky young artist, watching the crowds in disbelief. Last week at the third show of his young career, Painter Alan Reynolds, 26, had good reason to be surprised. Even before the formal opening, all but two of his 26 abstract landscape oils had been sold to private previewers. The Arts Council's Sir Kenneth Clark snapped up one; the Tate Gallery's Sir John Rothenstein was almost too late, barely managed to get the picture he wanted. After a week, everything was sold, including all Reynolds'...

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