The International Studio, New York, NY, “Some Philadelphian exhibitions” by Eugene Castello, February, 1917, volume 60, number 240, page 114-116, not illustrated
ECA Record Control Number: 19469
Record Level: Reference
Record Type: Newspaper
Article Type: Work Mention
Key Title: Some Philadelphian exhibitions
Sub Title: -none-
Author: Eugene Castello
Publisher: The International Studio
Publish Location: New York, NY
Date of Publication: February, 1917
Page: volume 60, number 240, page 114-116, not illustrated
Source: Hathi Trust
Carlsen, Emil, 1848-1932.
Number of copies: 1
“SOME PHILADELPHIAN EXHIBITIONS BY EUGENE CASTELLO
The annual exhibition of oil paintings by members of the Art Club, another by members of the Sketch Club, and an exhibition of the work of American women sculptors at the Plastic Club, all on view at the same time, clearly indicate that the artists are making a very strong bid for the interest of the public of Philadelphia
in their work. The show at the Art Club, open until the last day of the year, included seventy-five works and, as a whole, seemed to be one of the best in recent years. Emil Carlsen’s beautiful, iridescent, high-keyed, marine painting entitled The Meeting of the Seas was the central point of interest of the whole collection. Gardner Symons contributed a very distinguished landscape in New England Hillsides, as did also E. W. Redfield in The Brook in Winter. Paul King as a painter of animals combined with a wintry landscape showed himself in his best form in Hauling Ice. The essential points of the individual are well depicted in Henry R. Rittenberg’s portrait of Doctor Leslie W. Miller, head of the School of Industrial Art. The donor of the Buffalo Art Gallery, J. J. Albright, Esq., with his two daughters is the subject of a work by E. C. Tarbell, and is a’ most satisfactory performance. Adolphe Dorie sent a portrait of his father, B. Borie, Esq., that has distinctive character and Lazar Raditz had a charming representation of young womanhood in his portrait of Henrietta. Edward H. Potthast, in his Brighton Beach, shows that he is a colourist of unusual ability; and Leon Kroll, in his semi-draped nude, Young Girl, exhibits admirable skill in the painting of flesh tints. A note of remembrance was marked in the palm branch laid near a group of three of the late Wm. M. Chase’s works, a Still Life and two small landscapes.
The local resident painters had their showing at the Sketch Club until Dec. 23. The opening was also the occasion of the monthly dinner, followed by a very interesting talk on “Zuloaga and His Art” by Dr. Christian Brinton. Forty-nine canvases were on view and of these Leopold Seyffert’s portrait of a young negro drew the attention from the novelty of the treatment of colour scheme, indicated by the title Black and Yellow. C. A. Ricciardi was represented by three works, a
full-length portrait of a woman, La Visita, a portrait of Mr. Troth, a member of the club, and a Moonlight, delightfully tonal in quality of subtle ambience. Fred Wagner made a convincing and true note in his work Mill Race, as did Fred Nunn with a different technique in Winter along Canal. One of the best works in the show was Morris Hall Pancoast’s Sunburnt Hill, most successful in effect of pervading light of midday. Henry A. Rand was also one who scored a success in Sunlight on Snow, and John J. Dull’s picture of Addingham in Winter notes, in a very direct method of analysis of the leading natural facts of such a scene. A very impressive manifestation of the achievement of women in art was the collection of sculpture to be seen at the Plastic Club Galleries until Dec. 28. The Auguste Rodin medal was awarded to Anna Vaughan Hyatt for her model of the Jeanne d’Arc equestrian monument recently unveiled in New York; honorable mention to Florence Lucius for a very animated Garden Group of dancing figures, to Grace Mott Johnson for a well-modelled Old Lion, and to Beatrice Fenton for her Portait Study. The winning model of the Bolivier Monument with its equestrian statue by Sally James Farnham was a notable item in the collection. Another was a head in black Belgian marble from the Titanic Memorial by Gertrude V. Whitney. A Bacchanal Head in antique bronze by Evelyn Beatrice Longman and a head executed in black Egyptian marble, partly disengaged from the stone and entitled An Impression by Renee Prahar, noted departures from the conventional work of sculptors. There was a beautifully expressive nude by the late Helen Farnsworth Mears; a Duck Baby and Frog Baby, fountain figures by Edith Baretto Parsons, sun dials, wall fountains and incense burners. The exhibition included ninety-one works and owed its success to the efforts of Miss C. Beatrice Fox, a member of the club, who is a sculptor, and to Miss Ethel de Turck, chairman of exhibition committee.”
WORKS BY EMIL CARLSEN
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