International studio — 23.1904

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Clement Heaton




beautiful work he accomplished in
collaboration with Mr. Paul Robert,
which adorns the entrance hall of the
art museum in that town. A glance at
this was enough to convince us that we
had here the achievement of an artist
who had something of new and per-
manent value to add to the decorative
art of our time. Mr. Heaton’s aielier
has now become an art centre of ever-
increasing and widening influence, and
the moment is well-chosen for a more
complete notice of the artist, his sur-
roundings, work, and aims.
Mr. Clement Heaton comes of an

WALL-COVERING IN RELIEF, HAND-DECORATED IN OIL-COLOUR
BY CLEMENT HEATON

home in inventing a machine, in
watching a furnace, or in writing a
poem. Versatility in the man of
mediocre endowment produces your
Jack-of-alhtrades and master of
none; but natures of our artist’s
trempe bend it to the accomplish-
ment of sure and beautiful ends.
In his case it has developed a
mastery over the science of his art,
a craftsmanly patience and pleasure
in watching the processes out of
which the best results are ob-
tained, and a mental breadth and

artistic stock. His father was a well-known
decorative artist, and author of numerous books
mentioned in “ The National Biography,” and
in his early years the son lived in contact with
the designing for and execution of some of
the most important decorative works done
in England last century — those in Trinity
College, Cambridge, Manchester Town Hall,
Eaton Hall, etc. Such an atmosphere was in
every way congenial to an essentially aitistic
temperament, and to a mind of remarkable
versatility. As a boy, he tried his hand at
all sorts of experiments in mechanics, chem-
istry, electricity, at the same time studying
poetry, and making drawings from nature in
the great London art galleries. In this many-
sidedness the boy was the father of the man,
for the study of these various branches has
been carried on with serious purpose year after
year, and this is why Mr. Heaton is equally at

PART OF A MOSAIC FRIEZE BY CLEMENT HEATON

VASES IN CLOISONNE

BY CLEMENT HEATON

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