Kenneth Stubbs
(American artist, 1907-1967)

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Noted modern painter Kenneth Stubbs was a student of Ambrose Webster in Provincetown in the early 1930s. Webster's hard-edge Cubism was an important influence and point of departure for Stubbs, who developed and synthesized his own artistic point of view by employing the classical principles of "The Golden Section."

"The Golden Section" is a dynamic, mathematically balanced inner structuring resulting in the fundamental elegance embedded in Stubbs' compositions.

Stubbs taught for many years at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Corcoran gallery was a frequent venue for his work.

Now through Oct. 4 at the Acme Fine Art Gallery, a show entitled "Kenneth Stubbs: Shorescapes" will feature a group of 20 late-career paintings between 1950 and 1960. They focus on the power and poetry of Stubbs analytical cubist style through images of Cape Cod landscapes.

At the Acme Fine Art Gallery, 38 Newbury St., Boston. 617-585-9551.

Cape Cod Voice, September 11, 2003