International studio — 22.1904

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A CHICAGO
/\ PAINTER:
/—A THE WORK
** *DF ALBERT
F. FLEURY. BY
MAUDE I. G.
OLIVER.
IT is with unusual pride
that Chicago alludes to
herresident French artist,
Mr. Albert Fleury, who
finds his inspiration in
the city's apparent ugli-
ness,and who, through the
medium of an exception-
ally sensitive touch, has



"MASONIC_TEMPLE, CHICAGO

"STATE STREET, CHICAGO:
EVENING" BY A. F. FLEURY

happily recorded beauties
and even poetry itself,
which native artists have
failed to discover. Mr.
Fleury is preeminently
the painter of Chicago ;
but it is Chicago idealised
which animates his brush.
He knows just how to
appropriate a telling com-
position from amongst
some bits of smoke-
begrimed architecture or
mud-besmeared streets,
to select an effective
arrangement of an im-
posing - looking ware-
house, held as a firm,
skilful note in juxta-
position with the pro-
verbially " dirty Chicago
River." The commercial
life of the river, showing
its airy drawbridges, its
solid embankments, its
busy little tugboats, to-
gether with its groups of
sailing craft, enhanced, as
they are, by the com-
manding dignity of their
fine old masts, is a

BY A. F. FLEURY

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