Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Painting by Marietta Artist Given High Praise

Marietta Daily Times, January 4, 1917

Friends of August J. Weber, Marietta boy doing art work in Cincinnati, will be interested in the following clipping reproduced from "The Week in Art Circles" column of the Cincinnati Enquirer. It related to an over-mantle allegorical decoration, conceived and painted by Mr. Weber.  It was exhibited in the Queen City, and is to be shown in New York:

"Miss Elizabeth Fangmeyer pays August J. Weber the following charming tribute: 'Does the Princess live here? I paused and gazed at that creation of color.  Could any ordinary mortal have portrayed this airy bubble of fairyland upon a square of canvas? Was it true that a human hand had tinted those garden walls that brilliant sapphire hue and built that pearly crystal palace in the distance? To me this was art. Not alone the art of the brush and palette, but also a truer and nobler art, a vivid idealistic fancy that only a master might possess.'"

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