Kenneth Stubbs
(American artist, 1907-1967)

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Kenneth Stubbs, the Washington, D.C. painter who had studied with Webster in Provincetown, was appointed to the faculty of the Corcoran School in 1935 and continued to teach until 1953 under George Washington University-Corcoran auspices. His Cubist-derived paintings achieved a high degree of personal sophistication using primary color and strict angularities reminiscent of the kaleidoscopic jazz forms of Stuart Davis's work between 1945 and '55, and of several canvases by Severini between 1910-1912 but often with the human figure as the root of his improvisation.

Josephine C. Del Deo, Figures in a Landscape: The Life and Times of the American Painter, Ross Moffett, 1888-1971, The Dunning Co./Publishers, © 1994, pages 199-200