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Dutch Boy Painter
Vol. XV Number 2
March 1922





Local Artist Completes Several
Paintings While in South


  As a result of a sojourn in Stearns, Ky., where he was a guest of Robert Stearns, formerly of this city, Lawrence C. Earle the artist, has just completed a number of exceedingly good figure studies.

  Among these, the picture which the artist entitles "Solitaire," is the most important. The subject of this picture is an old man, Kentucky type, who is intent in a game of solitaire, using an old burlap covered barrel for a card table.

  The figure is splendidly drawn. In the face and attitude is the expression of intense interest, for the man is absorbed in the game. The face is broadly painted, with strong, free strokes, the elimination of detail accentuating the rugged quality of the subject.

  The color tones are particularly attractive. The figure is posed against an almost neutral background in which are some warm brown and yellow lights. The old man's shirt is a soft pale blue, the blue tones being again suggested in the blue gray lights of the hair and long patriarchal beard. A splotch of green on the paint pail gives a new and harmonious color accent.

  While in the south Mr. Earle painted a number of other interesting types, one being a figure of a young Mexican. This picture is toned in browns and yellows.

  In the June number of the Fine Arts Journal a picture by Mr. Earle is reproduced in an article on "Private Galleries - Paul Schulze Collection." This collection contains the work of Symns, Redfield, Ritchel, Kieth and other representative artists of the American school. Mr. Earle's picture is the "Duck Hunters," the writer having devoted some interesting comment to the picture, commending it particularly for its skill in workmanship.

  "Solitaire" will be hung in the Peninsular club.

Grand Rapids Press, July 16, 1915, page 11

*Thanks to Dr. J. Gray Sweeney for permission to use material from
Artists of Grand Rapids 1840-1980, J. Gray Sweeney; Grand Rapids, 1981:
The Grand Rapids Art Museum, The Grand Rapids Public Museum

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