Kenneth Stubbs
(American artist, 1907-1967)

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Landscape Club

Oil paintings, water colors, drawings and prints by the Landscape Club are on view at the Arts Club through January 5. Landscapes and urban scenes constitute the great majority of subjects. But the club now includes more members who work in modern idioms and hence its exhibitions have more variety in treatments than did earlier shows.

The silver medal, top award, was bestowed on Eliot O'Hara's admirable water color, "From Notre Dame's Towers," a beautiful performance, with values just right to indicate a feeling of height and misty distance.

Bronze medals were awarded to John Chapman Lewis' "Midtown Gothic," a nocturne of blues, grays and stained glass; and to Sheffield Kagy's rugged block print, "Men at Work." Honorable mentions went to Kenneth Stubbs' water color, "House in a Hill," rendered in dry wash, and to Rowland Lyon's fluid water color, "The Class" (figures painting on a beach).

William F. Walter's "Georgetown Canal" is a straightforward statement of a place. Eugene Felton's "City" and Carl Nyquist's "Dead End" (street) convey moods of despair and mediocrity, respectively. Lee Atkyns' "Moonlight" is definitely romantic.

Among the few graphic arts entries I liked Herbert Hicks' neat pen drawing "By the Seaside" and John Rogers' "Hockman's Farm."

Florence Berryman, Washington Star, Sunday, December 24, 1950, page C-3