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  • Paintings by Bryson BurroughsSource: The American Magazine of Art, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Jan., 1916), p. 118Published by:Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20559299 .Accessed: 21/05/2014 23:32

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  • 118 AMERICAN MAGAZINE OF ART

    dard, and Helen E. Moseley. This exhi bition was organized and will be sent out on circuit by the Grand Rapids Art Associ ation.

    It was followed in December by an exhi bition of paintings by men which included works by William Glackens, W. Elmer Schofield, Paul Dougherty, Gardner Sy mons, Gifford Beal, Robert Henri, J. Alden Weir, Ernest Lawson, William M. Chase, Childe Hassam, Hayley Lever, and George Bellows.

    The January exhibition will comprise examples of pictorial photography. In February will be shown a group of paintings by Robert Henri and in March a collection of etchings by Earl Reed.

    PAINTINGS BY From November 9th to

    BRYSON December 6th an exhi

    BURROUGHS bition of paintings by Bry son Burroughs, Curator of

    Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was held in the Newark Public Library under the auspices of the Museum Associ ation of that city. This comprised twenty paintings.

    The preface to the little catalogue gave the following interesting and informing biographical note: "Bryson Burroughs was born in Boston, September 8, 1869. During his early years he studied at the Art School of Cincinnati and at the age of twenty he went East to work under Sid dons Mowbray and Kenyon Cox. In 1891 a scholarship enabled him to study in Paris for four years. While there he worked at Julian's and came under the direct teaching of Gabriel Ferrer, Bougereau and Merson. These artists influenced him little in the development of his own style and choice of subjects. His one desire was to learn to

    express himself through the products of his

    skill as a painter. His most definite artistic tendencies came from Puvis de Chavannes.

    To him he went for criticism and encourage

    ment and to him he owed much in the de

    velopment of his own personality and his

    own peculiar power. Mr. Burroughs presents in his paintings

    the ancient themes-themes that the world

    long since made immortal by taking them

    into art and literature. These he develops

    in a unique manner, one essentially his own.

    His delicate sensibility and refined humor

    seem to give to the story he has to tell, however ancient in its elements, a certain touch of originality, an engaging vivacity and an exquisite simplicity. Note the humor of "Garden of Venus" and of the "Temptation of St. Anthony"; and then note the classic calm of Puvis in "The Age of Gold."

    Like his master, Mr. Burroughs is above all a mural decorator. His strength shows best in harmonious landscapes and in beautiful pure lines.

    Europe knows him as well as America. He has held successful exhibitions in Paris.

    His life and work are now in America. His studio is in New York City and he is Curator of Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is known to Newark ers as the designer of the Hiawatha window in Barrington High School, which was set up in memory of the nine scholars who lost their lives at the Clifton Avenue grade crossing in 1903.

    ART IN The November exhibitions TOLEDO at the Toledo Museum of

    Art included paintings by the Chicago Society of Artists; canvases by

    H. Leith-Ross, and John F. Folinsbee; etchings and engravings by the greatest masters of the old and modern schools; loan collection of old and modern masters of Europe, which has been on view since July; collection of old Buddhas and other idols from China; permanent collections. During December the special attractions

    at the Toledo Museum are Post-Impression ist Show, Exhibition of Paintings by Alexis Fournier and Sculpture by May Elizabeth Cook.

    A very successful Chrysanthemum and Flower Show was held at the Toledo Museum of Art during the second week in November which was visited by about 12,000 people during the three exhibition (1 nu7

    The activities of the MURAL Municipal Art Society of DECORATIONS

    New York in the deco IN PUBLIC ration of the city's High SCHOOLS

    Schools are quite fully de scribed in a Bulletin of the Society recently issued. Its initial gift was to the Morris High School and consists of decorations by Edwin W. Deming. Next the Society

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    Article Contentsp. 118

    Issue Table of ContentsThe American Magazine of Art, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Jan., 1916), pp. 87-126[Illustration]: Mrs. C. Shillard Smith. Hugh H. BreckenridgeChinese Porcelains [pp. 87-91]The Future of French Art [pp. 92-95]Annual Exhibition in Chicago: American Oil Paintings and Sculpture [pp. 96-99]Handwrought Jewelry in America [pp. 100-103]The Hewlett Fellowship in Art [pp. 103-104]The Philadelphia Water Color Club's Thirteenth Annual Exhibition [pp. 105-110]The Work of an American Potter [pp. 111-111]The Atelier System [pp. 112-114]A Notable Work in Stained Glass: A Memorial Window [pp. 114-115]Our New Name [pp. 116-116]Art in Industries [pp. 116-117]Arthur Jeffrey Parsons [pp. 117-117]NotesArt in Grand Rapids [pp. 117-118]Paintings by Bryson Burroughs [pp. 118-118]Art in Toledo [pp. 118-118]Mural Decorations in Public Schools [pp. 118-119]Art in the Far West [pp. 119-119]Art in Wisconsin [pp. 119-119]An Important Loan Exhibition of Early Italian Engravings [pp. 120-120]Portraits of Women at the New York Public Library [pp. 120-120]An Art Museum for Kentucky [pp. 120-121]The Woodward Collection at the Brooklyn Museum [pp. 121-121]

    News Items [pp. 122-124]Book ReviewsReview: untitled [pp. 124-125]Review: untitled [pp. 125-126]Review: untitled [pp. 126-126]

    The American Federation of Arts Traveling Exhibitions [pp. 126-126]The American Federation of Arts Circulating LecturesBulletin