By HAROLD HERBERT
An exhibition of paintings by Mr Frank R. Crozier will open today at the Sedon Galleries, 107 Elizabeth st. It is a rare event, because Crozier hasn't had a one-man show for years. For that reason probably it is all the more interesting. "Cro," as he is fondly called by his inti- mates, is a born artist. I mean this literally. He is not manufactured as, alas, are so many products who rush pell-mell into art and have the colossal impudence to flaunt their inferior wares before an unsuspect- ing public. Crozier was always a stickler for sound draughtsmanship, and some studies of horses in this show are proof of this. He is en- thusiastic in the painting of various phases of light, and the successful results are to be seen here - the trailing foliage of the weeping willow against the murky waters of the Yarra, for instance. Being an artist to his fingertips, he cares little about the outside world. He lives amongst his subject matter and paints farms and farm life delightfully. During the last war he was an official artist and did some excellent stuff.
One or two reminders of those days are on view in this show-shellholes, duckboards, mud, and bursting shells. All of his studies in every case are vigorous and convincing. During a trip to America a year or so ago Crozier caught the atmosphere splendidly. An impression of the Hudson River, New York, and an- other, "Storm King," also a Hudson River impression, are fine. The whole show is so chockful of different and interesting things that it cannot fail to interest people as it interested me. The exhibition will be open for the usual fortnight.