Studio: international art — 76.1919

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SOME PAINTINGS BY EDWARD BOROUGH JOHNSON

" THE STADHUIS, VEERE "

IN these days, when there is so perceptible
a tendency among the younger artists to
combine into groups and to adopt more
or less stereotyped methods of practice,
the man who is strong enough to take his own
way in art has a special claim to attention. The
example he sets is encouraging, his independence
gives him authority, and his refusal to wear
a label entitles him to respect as an advocate
of the right of an artist to think for himself,
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OIL PAINTING BY E. BOROUGH JOHNSON

and to choose the modes of expression which
will give most scope to his personality. The
work of such a man serves as an antidote to
the poisonous growth of fads and fashions in
artistic practice, because it points the direction
in which healthy development is possible, and
suggests the way in which this development
can achieve the best results.

For this reason an artist like Mr. Borough
Johnson is particularly to be welcomed. He
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