Studio: international art — 84.1922

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HERBERT IN THE WIRRAL
OIL PAINTING BY WILL
C. PENN, R.O.I.

THE PAINTINGS OF WILL C. PENN,

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AN artist working in the Provinces has
one great comfort. He is far from the
madding critics' wordy strife. He hears the
voices of these excellent and necessary
persons : their theories of Art all loudly
proclaimed at once and all so right in some-
one's opinion, penetrate to him-—but
muted. He thus takes each man's cen-
sure without being deafened and may
develop more naturally, undisturbed save
by the provincial public, whose general
critical faculty may produce in him tears

or laughter but not serious artistic dis-
turbance, a a 0 a a

Mr. Will C. Penn, an artist whose train-
ing began in his native London at the
Academy Schools, was modified under Jean
Paul Laurens in Paris, and was finished by
an intensive study of the Dutch masters,
now lives in this provincial atmosphere in
Liverpool. The undercurrent of an abiding
love for Velasquez completes the mental
environment. The last and much the most
interesting factor is the mind of the artist
himself. 00000

It is curious that soldiering often seems
to be a benefit to a man's art. Benvenuto

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