The post-World War II era was a golden age for Americans living on the GI Bill, which provided college or vocational education for returning soldiers. Atlanta's Army Combat Engineer Robert "Biz" Bizinsky was one such soldier; he took advantage of the opportunity to study under School of Paris painter Achille Emile Othon Friesz, a disciple of Cezanne and a pioneer of Fauvism. The cafes, bakeries and bookstalls Bizinsky painted en plein air, in Paris and the French countryside, can be seen at Southport Galleries beginning this Saturday, through the rest of the year (it closes on New Year's Eve).
Southport Galleries, 330 Pequot Ave., Southport. Gallery hours: Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (203) 292-6124, southportgalleries.com.