Studio: international art — 90.1925

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THE L.C.C. SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS—LONDON

WOODCUT BY MARY WRIGHT
(L.C.C. Central School Exhn.)

among our students. That far more satis-
factory performances are possible under
the right tuition is proved by the excellent
results obtained by the London County
Council School of Arts and Crafts, under
the able guidance of Mr. F. V. Burridge.

The predominance of this school was
once more emphasized by the recent ex-
hibition of students' work in Southampton
Row, and the benefits of a sound technical
training were evident in many of the
exhibits. 0 a a 0 0

In some departments of the School's
work, however, there seems to be very
little appeal made to the imagination and
inventiveness of students. It is a pity, for
instance, that so much of the metal work
is still under bondage to eighteenth cen-
tury influences, as the cralt sadly needs
some vitalising influence at the present
time. The display of pattern designs also
was not very convincing, the designs being,
for the most part, lacking in character and
the colour schemes dull and uninteresting.
One's impressions of this section were,
it must be confessed, somewhat blurred
by the unfortunate inclusion of one or two
shrieking offences. In spite of certain
weaknesses the exhibition as a whole,
though not quite perhaps up to the
standard of other years, was distinctly
encouraging. S. B. W.

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LONDON.—Several exhibitions of con-
siderable interest were opened to-
wards the end of the summer art season.
The most notable of them was, perhaps,
that at the St. George's Gallery ; it in-
cluded a series of water-colours by Mr.
Brangwyn, some figure studies by Mr. A.
O. Spare, a group of designs for theatrical
purposes by Mr. Gordon Craig, and two
pieces of sculpture by Mr. Epstein. Mr.
Brangwyn's paintings were distinguished
by all his accustomed largeness of de-
sign and virility of handling and were

WOODCUT BY
BERNARD RICE
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