Helene McKinsey shows two very strong abstract expressionist paintings drawing somewhat loosely from nature. They have a vigor and assurance that are a delight to see.

JC: By the way, have you seen Red Devil stretched?

It’s a very early painting. (1959)

JC: I saw it in the Steve Naifeh book. Willem (de Looper) said he thought it was one of your most important paintings.

GD: It’s the work Clement Greenberg said was my ‘key painting’ when he looked at my paintings at the Jefferson Place Gallery in 1960.

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The Washington Post
By Leslie Judd Ahlander

Published on September 27, 1959