International studio — 24.1904/​1905(1905)

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year in Rome and another in Florence, copying and
studying old paintings. He spent a season after-
wards most pleasantly travelling with Robert Blum.
He is a member of the Art Student’s League, where
before his experience abroad he had taken a scholar-
ship and a composition prize. Since his return he
has made several designs for the covers of special
numbers of the Century Magazine, which attracted
some notice, and he has been at work on some
interesting decorative work for a church, which is as
yet too little
advanced t o
discuss.
A SPECIAL
display of
tools and ma-
terials neces-
sary in Vene-
tian iron work
is being made
by Hammac-
her, Schlem-
mer & Com-
pany, of New
York. Vene-
tian ironwork
is in many
schools part
of the regular
technical
course to-day,
and experi-
e n c e has
shown its ca-
pability as an
aid in the de-
velopment of
both artistic
and mechani-
cal faculties
in the pupils,
and in awak-
ening an in-
creased interest in industrial work in general. It
has the advantage, also, of simplicity in its process.
A great variety of useful and ornamental articles
may be produced with little apparatus. Those
who are already interested in this work or become
attracted to it, might do well to obtain the little
handbook issued by the above house.

November 15. The exhibition will include only
designs and art objects by contemporary designers
and craft workers not before publicly exhibited in
Chicago. Notice of intention to exhibit should
reach the director of the institute not later than
November 12. The exhibition will be open to the
public from December 7 to December 21.
Mrs. Laura Swing Kemeys, the wife of the
animal sculptor, has been awarded the commission
for a series of
small sculp-
tures to adorn
the new build-
ing designed
for the accom-
modation of
small m a m -
mals and now
in course of
construction
in theNation-
a 1 Park,
Washington,
D. C. There
are to be nine
figures, repro-
duced from
three models,
and to be used
as the ends of
theridgepoles
on the main
building and
its wings. A
lynx, one of
the series al-
ready sketch-
ed, is portray-
ed sitting bolt
upright. His
haunches are
close to the
ground; his
forelegs straight and rigid; his head on a line with
the body. Mrs. Kemeys has to her credit quite a
number of sculptures made for utilitarian purposes,
and some studies of animals in play made from
living models.

DECORATIVE PANEL BY HUGO BALLIN

Mrs. Caroline Thurber, who for the last ten
years has spent the major part of her time in travel
The Art Institute of Chicago will receive works and study abroad, where she has executed many
for an exhibition of Art Crafts until Tuesday, commissions, and in Washington and other cities

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