Kenneth Stubbs
(American artist, 1907-1967)

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August 25, 1997

Kenneth Stubbs
Cubist Visionary - Retrospective
October 7 - November 8, 1997

Denise Bibro Fine Art is pleased to announce a retrospective exhibition of the modern American geometric painter Kenneth Stubbs, October 7 - November 8, 1997 at our new gallery at 529 W. 20th St. in Chelsea. In association with this exhibition, Denise Bibro Fine Art is curating a subsequent exhibition in collaboration with Marin-Price Galleries of Chevy Chase, Maryland. The second exhibition will be held at the Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra Museum, Hempstead, New York, November 16 - December 19, 1997.

American painter Kenneth Stubbs developed his particular vision during the second third of the 20th century. His career focused on the analysis and composition of the figure and landscape and the translation of the flat patterns and abstract shapes found in nature. Influenced by Italian Renaissance painter Piero della Francesca and French Postimpressionist Paul Cezanne, Stubbs merged stylistic ideas of centuries of academic tradition. His handling of composition, the relationship of form, line and color derives from his careful study of cubism and the influence of Picasso and Juan Gris. His goal in painting was to present an element of movement into cubism without compromising its principles.

Stubbs was born in 1970 in Ochlocknee, Georgia but spent most of his life in Washington, D.C. until his death in 1967. Throughout the years he spent summers in Provincetown and was well known in the art community, having been involved in the beginnings of the Provincetown Art Association. From 1935-53 he was an instructor at the Corcoran School of Art, taught at George Washington University and frequently exhibited his work in the Corcoran Biennial and in Provincetown. Stubbs was a multi-faceted artist, with distinct independent view of art and art politics. He applied many of his talents in other art related activities, including as an award winning writer and planner of technical and animation films.

A catalog is available with essay by New York based art critic Ronny Cohen.

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