Painters and Painting

Brooks, Van Wyck
April 1941
New Republic;4/28/41, Vol. 104 Issue 17, p596
Focuses on the experience of artist Oliver Allston with various painters and their painting. Report that Allston never tried to paint, nor did he ever attempt to write about painting but had many friends who were painters; Admiration for the playwright William Butler Yeats; Statement of Yeats that exacting criticism was needed in American art and letters; Statement of Allston that Yeats was the greatest teacher he had known; View of writer Walter Pach about Allston; Reasons why Allston never wrote on art; Report that it was for sense-impressions that Allston turned to painting, and he wished to see it through his senses; View that his notes, mostly anecdotes on painters are mere whims and trifles; Example of some of his anecdotes.


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