Ben Foster Obit
The Ben Foster Memorial Ben Foster belonged to the group of American landscape painters who, while recording careful and painstaking obaervattona of their subject, were nevertheless primarily concerned with depicting a mood of nature to which emotional response was felt. He had a predellctlon foi the serene and twilight aspects of nnture, favoring arrungements In sober colors. There are few Ameri can painters who transmitted a more sincerely native quality to thel works. The very flavor and scent of New England hills and wood Inle rlora are portrayed. No technical sty I lam atood between hte Interpre tation of naturo and the beholder, one reuson for the popularity which his pictures enjoyed. The present exhibition has been assembled as a memorial, the artist having died In January of thla year. Certain bio. graphical facta may be of intereat to those who are not familiar with them, the most Interesting being that lien Foster was a pupil of the late Abbott Thayer and one time art critic of the New York Evening post. Among the pictures on eshlbltlor are onea loaned by Charles Foster. Ilnrold Pratt, Mrs. William Hunter, Alexander White, William Putnam John J. Walton, the City Art Mu aeum of f)t. Louis, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Carnegie Institute of Pittsburg and the Macbeth and Orand Central galleries. The exhl bltlon will remuln -on -on view until May 1.