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.

The Washington Post
By Leslie Judd Ahlander

Published on September 27, 1959