Studio: international art — 81.1921

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THE SOCIETY OF GRAPHIC ART

"THE HOUSE" (AS THE ARBITRARY
FRAMEWORK, THE MATERIAL AND
INTELLECTUAL BOUNDARY WITHIN
WHICH MAN THINKS, INVENTS
AND EXISTS). BY JAMES GUTHRIE

the newly-founded Society of Wood-En-
gravers offers naturally wider scope and
a more generous independence to the
spreading revival of this oldest of all
forms of engraving, while to those who
seek expression through lithography the
Senefelder Club may afford its limited
welcome. But if they claim as artists the
right to express themselves through any
graphic medium that the particular pic-
torial motive of their artistic mood seems
to demand, the chances of appeal to the
public, for any but the favoured members
of the Society of Twelve, are decidedly
restricted. The Royal Academy remains
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as niggardly as ever in its award of space
to expression in black and white prints
and drawings ; nor are the opportunities
offered by the New English Art Club or
the International Society of Painters,
Sculptors and Engravers sufficient; while
the alternative of the " one man show "
is too risky and expensive for the majority.

The new Society of Graphic Art pur-
ports to change all this, its formation being,
to quote its official pronouncement, " for
the purpose of holding periodical ex-
hibitions of all the various forms of black
and white art in a comprehensive and
dignified manner. Its aim will be to
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