International studio — 55.1915

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Edmond T. Quinn: Sculptor

A BAS-RELIEF BY EDMOND T. QUINN


Edmond t. quinn: sculptor
BY ALBERT STERNER
In this age of quickly changing fads

and fashions, Art has not been left by
the wayside. Constantly, during the last decade,
there have appeared cliques of men forming

and developing ephemeral cults or movements.

These travellers,

rial that has been used from time immemorial—-
bounded only by the natural personality, intelli-
gence and craftsmanship of the artist.
It is only from this standpoint and only by
such treatment that any legitimate originality
may be even hoped for—and surely predestined
to failure is that work of art which is gone
upon with a straining after something new.
Consciousness and

weary of the long
and toilsome march
along the high-roads
of art, very often
find more immediate
gains, and sometimes
more publicity, along
the dim by-paths,
performing some
stunt or other whose
main aim shall be to
epater the public.
The fewest are
still willing to march
on faithfully—if
slowly!
The psychologic
basis of almost every
great work of art has
been the frar1 en-
visagement and un-
affected treatment
of some simple sub-
ject matter—mate-

ASPIRATION BY EDMOND T. QUINN


unconsciousness are
closely linked in
every process and
stage of a work of
art. And to-day, in
view of the vast
amount of art that
has become ours
through the means
of modern reproduc-
tion, it requires
superhuman honesty
to remain personal
and unaffected in
any performance.
Mr. Edmond T.
Quinn’s work is, be-
sides all its other
qualities, eminently
unaffected. It is this
attribute of his work
—this lack of strain-
ing and the power
of being subjective

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