International studio — 51.1913/​1914

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A Painter in Pttre Colour


AN OLD SHEPHERD

BY BERNHARD GUTMANN

It might be supposed that an artist
who has spent many valuable years in
pursuing commercial art would be from habit
incapacitated from painting with that freedom
and spontaneity which are so necessary in order
to produce a real work of art. Mr. Bernhard
Gutmann, however, has shown himself unfettered

A PAINTER IN PURE COLOUR:
BERNHARD GUTMANN

by the past, and the ready acceptance of his can-
vases by the Annual at Philadelphia, the National
Salon and the Autumn Salon at Paris, gives
evidence of the fact. He is thoroughly modern in
as far as his work is unacademic, but there is noth-
ing riotous in his performance; his art is sane. A
pure colour palette is his guiding star, and every
picture to him signifies an effort to solve some new
problem. Unlike many artists we could name
Mr. Gutmann is not content to repeat himself or
to work along lines of least resistance. If tech-
nique at times appears neglected or brushwork

apparently careless, a reason is to be found; some-
thing more important has been dealt with—it may
be rhythm in line or in colour, possibly both,
intermingled like a mosaic, where certain notes are

THE BLUE MIST BY BERNHARD GUTMANN


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