Kenneth Stubbs
(American artist, 1907-1967)

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Marin-Price Galleries
Canan Square - Georgetown
1054 31st Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
Telephone (202) 965-0912

Date: March 3, 1995
Release: Immediate
Contact: Joanne Schultz 202-965-0912

Kenneth Stubbs Exhibit at Marin-Price Galleries

Marin-Price Galleries, Georgetown, will present an exhibit of paintings by Kenneth Stubbs (1907-1967) March 24-April 16 with a reception on March 24 from 6-8PM. Mrs. Miriam Stubbs, wife of the late artist, will attend

A master of geometric abstraction, Stubbs was most influenced by the 15th century Tuscan Piero della Francesca. Following in Piero's footsteps, Stubbs used the same mathematical principle called the golden section, a ratio of linear measurement, in his paintings. The operating principle for both artists was that everything relates to everything else, not only in linear length, but in shape and color. Stubbs is unique in that he introduced the element of motion into his work while maintaining the integrity of these guiding principles. Also, he worked in oil and casein, a very difficult medium to control since it dries quickly and requires mastery

Stubbs studied at the Corcoran School of Art (1926-30) and Webster School of Art in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He taught at the Corcoran before and after WWII, and was Professor of Art at George Washington University (1941-1953). His works are in the National Portrait Gallery, the University of Maryland, and numerous private collections. Hofstra University Museum plans a retrospective of his work in early 1996.