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ALS 1K KAN: NOTES: REVIEWS A waiting line extended nearly to the end of the block each side of the entrance, and finally police assistance was found neces- sary to avert a possible panic. Up to the date of going to press the interest in this purely American exhibition of painting, sculpture and drawing has not abated. ART OUT IN CHICAGO A number of notable exhibits were held during February at the Art Institute of Chicago. Among them, Small Bronzes by American Sculptors, which was organized by the National Sculpture Society and is the first of its kind undertaken in this country. Some of the exhibitors were Frederic Mac- Monnies, Daniel Chester French, Victor D. Brenner, Bessie Potter Vonnoh, Abastenia St. L. Eberle, Solon Borglum, Louis Potter, Chester Beach, Clio Hinton Bracken and Gail Sherman Corbett. This collection will also be shown in Buffalo, St. Louis and Worcester, Mass. Another interesting show- ing was the fourteenth annual exhibit of the Society of Western Artists. Over two hundred paintings and statues were shown by nearly one hundred workers. The paint- ings of Joseph Lindon Smith, which were done in Italy, Egypt, Turkey and Japan, were also shown in Chicago this winter. Mr. Smith is an archaeologist as well as a painter. He has taken an important part in recent excavation work in Egypt, and in 1907 discovered the tomb of Queen Tiy. The Egyptian subjects predominated in the exhibition, and were valuable for the his- torical interest of the subject as well as for the painting. The collection of paintings in tempera methods by George Haushalter, which was recently exhibited in the Cincin- nati Museum, was moved to Chicago in February. Mr. Haushalter has made a special study of tempera methods for the past fifteen years, and for ten years has been painting mural decorations in tempera colors, and has designed glass windows. DANA POND HAS AN EXHIBITION N his "Portrait of Mon. Henry Loz6," Dana Pond gives a picture full of vigor, inspiration and sincerity. It was decidedly the best of the fifteen shown in March at the Knoedler Galleries. They all exhibited the dexterity of Mr. Dana's brush, and evi- denced a quick grasp of the personality of the model and a great facility in getting the point on the canvas. Mr. Pond has had some fashionable sitters, and so a few of his pictures include peach-basket hats and clothes of the latest exaggerated Parisian cut, which, even when handled with the utmost cleverness, do not make for lasting quality or bigness in a portrait, but rather aid in giving an impression of superficiality. In his portrait of "Florence-Daughter of J. A. Qualey, Esq.," there was none of these drawbacks, and the result is as charm- ing a picture of sweet sixteen in a simple pink gown as one would wish to see. A number of strong sunlit outdoor studies of Breton men and women, very solid in han- dling, were hung, and offered an interesting contrast to the pictures of more sophisti- cated folk. MRS. KINDLUND'S MINIATURES A N exhibition of "Portraits in Minia- ture," by Anna Belle Kindlund of Buf- falo, was held during March in the rooms of the National Society of Craftsmen, New York. Mrs. Kindlund's miniatures have all the breadth of approach to the subject that any larger paintings could have, and thor- oughly justify their being called "portraits in miniature." Many of them combined with the miniature delicacy a certain strength and decorative sense quite unusual in work of this kind. LOUIS MARK OF BUDAPEST D URING almost all of March the National Arts Club, New York, held an exhibition of paintings by Mr. Louis Mark, of Budapest, who received his train- ing in Munich and Paris. Most of the pic- tures shown were portrait studies, which seem to be Mr. Mark's especial meti&r. REVIEWS GEORGE BERNARD SHAW: BY GILBERT K. CHESTERTON HEN Mr. Gilbert K. Chesterton wrote a book in which he recorded with affectionate but merciless truthfulness all he knew and sur- mised about his friend and kindred spirit, Mr. George Bernard Shaw, Mr. Shaw took the only revenge that lay ready to his hand; he reviewed the book. It goes without say- ing that after that review nothing more really needs to be written on the subject, but it is probable that not many people on this side of the Atlantic have read the re- view, and it is quite certain that anyone who is at all interested in Bernard Shaw, wheth- 292
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