International studio — 81.1925

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CTT^he art of Rowena In both art and life she IS American painters who may

/ Meeks Abdy is Amer- loyal to the charm and need but a year or tw0 of

ican; and so it should yeauty of California, her assistance to complete their
be for she herself is an U Annies! cinip study. In line with this

American of old Puritan aaopita tiaic idea Mrs. Abdy gives kindly

stock. Journeys to Europe

H. BENNETT ABDY admonishment to young
for observation and sketch- student friends who visit

ing seem to have intensified her desire to become her to say "goodbye" before leaving for study in
a painter of American scenes and themes. Keen, Europe. She reminds them that, though they go
analytical study of European galleries served but to finish their studies in famous art schools abroad,
to strengthen her determination to render what it is not alone for the furtherance of their own
aid she might to carry forward the art of America, ambitions but also that they may become worthy
California has become to her the most beloved standard bearers of art in their native land,
and understood of sketching grounds. That is During the sketching and painting of her

why we find her today not only a painter with a California scenes Rowena Meeks Abdy has jour-
peculiar gift for the portrayal of California's neyed the length and breadth of the state in the
inspiring scenery in sunshine, shadow, rain or fog last twelve years. Her latest and most comfort-
but also as a painter who records for posterity able method of traveling is in her big sedan, the
something of the California of Yesterday while interior of which has been remodeled into a studio
Today permits it to be done. equipped with a compact cupboard and compart-

With constructive wisdom this painter has mcnts wherein are kept her paints, paper and
completed the necessary arrangements whereby canvases. From the quiet and privacy of locked
her home and studio overlooking San Francisco doors she sketches in comfort—secure from wind
Bay will, after her death, be preserved for the use of and dust and noisy, over-interested spectators.


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