Studio: international art — 28.1903

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ELECTRIC-LIGHT BRACKET BY RICHARD GARBE

contrary, he ought to realise that any such experi-
ence has given him an invaluable advantage. The
more perfect his mastery of practical technique,
so much the more firm the foundation and the
more broad the scope of his ultimate Capacity as
an artist. Mr. Richard Garbe is a case in point.
Brought up in his father's profession of ivory, horn
and hardwood turner and carver, his attention was
not from the outset attracted to the definitely artistic
aspect of his work until some seven years ago,
when, the Central School of Arts and Crafts being
opened in Regent Street, he became one of the
earliest pupils of the institution. From that time
his advance was steadily assured. He gained a
scholarship at the end of his first year at the
school, and later a second, which strengthened his
association with the place, where, after no great
lapse of time, he had become annexed to the
teaching staff for the modelling and sculpture
classes. He has been fortunate enough to have
his handiwork exhibited at several recent Exhibi-

tions of the Royal Academy. Among other
undertakings he has supplied a sculptured figure
of Bunyan and modelled panels of vine ornament
for plaster decoration at the new Baptist Church
House. Ot the works here reproduced Echo
and Narcissus is a modelled group which
unmistakably manifests the artist's sense of
beauty of line in the human form; while the two
remaining subjects are interesting as examples of
composite sculpture. The electric-light bracket
is mainly in metal with a disc of mother-of-pearl
let in at the back of the head. • The figure of
Lady Constance, from the play of " King John,"

BRONZE AND IVORY BV RICHARD GARBE

STATUETTE "LADY CONSTANCE"

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