Studio: international art — 51.1911

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ART SCHOOL NOTES.

LO N D O N.—Sir Edward Poynter, in his
speech at the Royal Academy on the
occasion of the prize distribution, was
■” not sparing of criticism, but his remarks
showed that on the whole the Academicians were
pleased with the work done in the schools last year.
He regretted that the attendance was comparatively
small in the school of sculpture—a school that was,
he said, second to none in Europe; praised the
designs for decoration and the paintings from the
nude, and expressed his satisfaction that the
drawings from the life showed some recovery from
their “recent untidiness.” The President was not
complimentary to the men students, and said that
they were being outstripped in the race by the
women, who, he thought, excelled them in earnest-
ness and assiduity. The results of the competitions,
which were afterwards announced, showed that the
criticism of the men was not unreasonable.

The most successful student of the year was

Miss Margaret Lindsay Williams, who won the
Creswick prize of for landscape with a con-

scientious and careful study of Wild Flower Growth
by a River Bank; the first medal and Jh2° for
drawing from the life; the second Armitage prize,
and the silver medal and ^25 for the Cartoon prize,
for which she had submitted an exceptionally good
illustration of the subject, A Veiled Figure suggestive
of Silence. Miss Lindsay Williams, who is of Welsh
birth, received her earliest artistic training at the
Cardiff School of Art. Mr. Ralph Longstaff’s
bold design, Bathers, for the decoration of a
portion of a public building, was curiously un-
like any of the other works in the competition.
It was the subject of considerable discussion on
the prize night, and was generally admired. The
painting from the nude with which Miss Katherine
Frances Clausen carried off the medal was one of
the best that has been seen of late years in this
competition. The Armitage competition was not
very interesting. The first prize of ^30 and a
bronze medal was gained by Mr. Gerald L.
Brockhurst. In the competition for painting a

“porto place, ragusa” (See Budapest Studio Talk, p. jjy) by Robert nadler

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