Studio: international art — 90.1925

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WORK OF MR. TERRICK WILLIAMS, A.R.A.—LONDON

WATER-COLOUR BY A. H.
KNIGHTON HAMMOND

(Fine Art Society, Ltd.)

to save himself trouble. The pictures
illustrated here give a good idea of his
variety—it is very interesting to compare
the Sunset Glow, St. Ives, or the Sardine
Boats, for example, with a work of such
a very different order as The Bridge,
Chiavenna—and if beside these were set
his Venetian paintings in this year's
Academy or his magnificent Quiet Evening,
Honfleur, which was at Burlington House
last year, the evidence of his versatility,
and of his receptivity, too, would be amply
convincing. 00000
It is characteristic of him that in the
majority of cases he chooses aspects of
nature which present particular difficulties
to the painter, effects of twilight or sun-
shine, elusive combinations of colour,
subtleties of aerial tone, which demand
exceptional sensitiveness of observation,
and it is equally characteristic of him that
he renders them all with the confidence
that is possible only to the man who
knows perfectly what he is about. This
confidence comes in great measure from
a working method which leaves nothing to
chance, from careful memorising of the
subject he proposes to paint, supplemented
by a number of rapid notes—usually in
pastel—of the effect seen and by pencil
drawings of forms and details. From the
material so collected his picture is painted,
retaining throughout the freshness of the
first impression but acquiring, also, as it
progresses, the stamp of the artist's
temperament. 0000

It is with serious appreciation of the
opportunity it affords him to test the
relative values of the things he has
noted that this method has been de-
vised ; it gives him just what he wants
to ensure the clearness of his pictorial
statement and to make plain his in-
tention. 00000

Mr. Terrick Williams was trained first
at Antwerp, under Charles Verlat, and
subsequently in Paris, under Benjamin
Constant, Bouguereau and Robert Fleury ;
he is a member of the Royal Institute of
Water-Colour Painters, the Royal Institute
of Oil Painters, and the Pastel Society, and
was recently elected an Associate of the
Royal Academy, and he is hors concours
at the Paris Salon. He has exhibited at
the Academy without a break since 1891.

LONDON.—The most notable of the
exhibitions held during the past few
weeks was that of the Society of Graphic
Art at the Royal Institute Galleries, a
gathering of more than two hundred and
fifty works in which most of the possible
forms of black and white practice were re-
presented. Among the chief contributions
were Mr. Fred Taylor's pencil drawings,

"TEMPTATION." BY
BERNHARD OSTERMAN

(Gieves Gallery)

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