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'BRANCJWYN'S rime*«x™ SHOW
rhe art of Frank The first American exhibi- passed when Brangwyn
Brangwyn is of a kind f'Lon 0f easel pictures by this found the vitriolic pen of
that refuses to be ig- English artist was recently the cntIC pom™fuat h™'
nored; it has been as vio- ff i i j > Boston ^°nCe S °
Ientiy criticized as praised, his vigor was simply vio-
but it has never been con- f-J £, LE N 6 OM STO 6 K Ience and his coIor was Iaid
signed to that limbo of on without attention to
silence which is the destination of harmless medi- value. He was very young when these criticisms
ocrity. No one will deny his arresting power and were made, but it is all the more to his credit that
few can resist pronouncing positive judgment. the critics took him so seriously. His talent was
The vitality of an artist's work may sometimes great for his years and those who attacked him
be measured by the amount of contumely it draws treated him as though he had come to the top of
upon itself, and while the day has long since his powers. It was a high compliment they paid
'BURMESE RIVER FETE " BY FRANK BRANGWYN, R.A.