Art in Many Forms

In the modern art world of abstractions and specializations, Leo Lionni is a phenomenon—a genuinely versatile man. He is one of the world's most original designers. He is also a serious and talented painter. Last week the Massachusetts Worcester Art Museum put Lionni's versatility on display. Said Worcester's Director Daniel Catton Rich: "Many of the commercial artists in this country are sort of soured artists. Lionni is not. He is a rounded artist. As a painter, he has taken the unusual path of going through the abstract to the representational, now goes back to the early Italian of the 15th century...

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