Kenneth Stubbs
(American artist, 1907-1967)

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There's Fall Color at Cape Galleries

With the premature falling of the leaves due to Hurricane Bob, the Cape undoubtedly will be less colorful than usual this autumn. That means you'll have to go inside for your color.

Galleries and museums are cooperating by offering a bright array of exhibitions. A sampling follows.

A retrospective of paintings and drawings by Kenneth Stubbs is at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 460 Commercial St., Provincetown, through Oct. 27.

Stubbs came to Provincetown in the 1930s and continued to summer here until his death in 1967. He was "basically, a Washingtonian with his heart in Provincetown," said his widow, Miriam Stubbs.

Stubbs taught painting and drawing at Corcoran School of Art and George Washington University, both in Washington, D.C. from 1935 until 1953. His work has been exhibited in Washington and Provincetown.

He was concerned with "exploring the boundaries of Cubism," Mrs. Stubbs said.

"He was pursuing Cubism, carrying it forward, using flat patterns and semiflat patterns," she said.

For him, she said, the drawings and watercolors were "a matter of relaxed observation." They are more representational, whereas the paintings are more abstract.

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Debbie Forman, Features Editor, The Cape Cod Times, October 11, 1991