Kenneth Stubbs
(American artist, 1907-1967)

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Stubbs Exhibition

A memorial exhibition of the paintings of Kenneth Stubbs will be the first solo show of the season at the Paul Kessler Gallery, 108 Commercial St. in Provincetown, opening Friday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m.

From 1930 to his death in 1967, Kenneth Stubbs exhibited in major Washington D.C. art shows, including the Corcoran Biennial, and had some ten solo shows. He studied at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington and in Provincetown with E. Ambrose Webster, one of the country's pioneers in modern art. Stubbs taught painting at the Corcoran and at George Washington University for almost two decades. Provincetown saw the first memorial exhibition of his miniature paintings at the Paul Kessler Gallery in 1971.

Stubbs is "the master of a perfectly developed Cubist technique," wrote the critic in the Washington Post in 1962. "People on the beach, a group of men playing chess, still lifes and dune scenes are broken into fragments of light, shadow, form and perspective and reassembled into compositions of total logic. The beauty of the paintings lies in reading the relationships of color and shape and watching the composition reveal itself almost in the style of an equation."

Provincetown Advocate Summer Guide, August 2, 1979, page 19