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The craftsman
Vol. VII, No. 5 (February 1905)

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cited great enthusiasm. The sheen as-
sumed by these woods was such as Keats,
with his sensitiveness to touch, would have
made the pivot of a poem.
   The public seemed much interested in
Mary Chase Perry's exhibition of Pewabic
pottery. In studying these, one sees the
difference between the factory and art.
The colors are quiet, but they have tints
like ice in the sunshine or of the dead gold
of Autumn leaves.
   The teas given by the Arts and Crafts
was a pleasant featurL of the exhibit, mak-
ing it more social. The value of such an
exhibition can   not be over-estimated.
They help to educate the people in the
beauties of handicraft.    And Detroit
learned very much about the exquisite
work done in her very midst, of which she
had been heretofore ignorant.
  The Art Institute of Chicago opened its
winter term on Monday, January 2. In
accordance with the settled policy of call-
ing in the services of eminent artists from
a distance, as opportunity offers, Mr.
Henry S. Hubbell of Paris, a graduate of
the school, has been engaged to take charge
of an advanced class in painting from the
costume model during the month of Janu-
ary. Students of fifteen months standing
in the Life Class will be admitted to this
  The school will continue to justify its
claims as a thorough, practical and mod-
ern art school. The staff of instruction
in academic drawing, painting and model-
ing is acknowledged by all competent
judges one of the very strongest in the
country. At the World's Fair at St. Louis
medals were conferred upon seventeen Chi-
cago artists. All these but four are recent
students or teachers of the Art Institute.
  The Art Institute of Chicago gave a
loan exhibition of portraits on January the
second, from four to six.   Mrs. Potter
Palmer and other ladies of Chicago pre-
  The Committee of the St. Louis Muse-
um of Fine Arts and members of the So-
ciety of Western Artists gave their ninth
annual exhibition on Wednesday, Janu-
ary the fourth, from eight to ten-thirty, at
the Museum.
  For eighty years, the National Academy
has held its exhibitions. This year marks
a change in its methods. A    coterie of
artists from the West have been added.
Of the prize winners, Childe Hassamn
takes the Thomas B. Clarke prize with his
"Lorelei." Thomas Eakins has the prize
for portraits. His subject is Prof. Leslie
W. Miller. The George Inness medal,
given by George Inness, Jr., for the best
landscape, was won by a veteran artist,
Edward Gay. His subject was "In the
South Wind."
  Weak works are, this year, in the mi-
nority. While few works are startling,
many are interesting. "The Letter," by
Mr. Mora, is a lovely picture.     Two
women, in old-fashioned gowns, sit on a
sofa reading a letter. William M. Chase
has a fine portrait. Robert Vonnoh has
one of John C. Milburn, head of the Pan-
American Exhibition. Elizabeth R. Fin-
ley's portrait of herself is painted with al-
most masculine power. Louis Loeb's por-
trait of Miss Robson, the actress, in one
of her characters, is excellent. One real-
izes the quaint personality of the woman

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