Kenneth Stubbs
(American artist, 1907-1967)

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Corcoran Gallery of Art
Water Colors and Drawings by Kenneth Stubbs Are Exhibited

Kenneth Stubbs, member of the Society of Washington Artists and an instructor in the Corcoran School of Art, is holding a special exhibition by invitation in the Corcoran Gallery. This consists of 15 water colors and nine drawings made with lithographic crayon, matted but unframed and hung in the small southeast corner room on the main floor. The latter are rather stronger than the former but are also perhaps less individual.

Mr. Stubbs has had an interesting and varied career. Born in the southern part of Georgia in 1907, he came to Washington when he was 12 years old. In 1927 he entered the Corcoran School of Art and within three years had won two of the much-coveted first prizes. For the past four years he has been a member of the faculty of this school, teaching drawing and oil painting. Meanwhile he spent a summer studying with Webster at Provincetown, worked for two years with an advertising agency in Detroit doing transparencies, painted a mural at a school in Michigan and assisted in painting another here. At odd times he has worked in sign shops and done theatrical posters--all of which goes to show not only industry but devotion to his profession

Leila Mechlin, Washington Star, February 4, 1940, page F-5