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June Smith

Heritage Gallery

Miss June Smith paints in oils in a rather heavyhanded, brilliantly colored way. Her drawing is uneven, and the way she handles her medium varies, not always to the enrichment of her work. Her figures are least successful, although Quiet Waiting is powerful; a pregnant woman handsomely patterned in blues, greens, and yellows, it is weakened by red flowers obviously placed where the distortion of the subject’s figure is most apparent. Miss Smith’s landscapes are more successful. The most completely developed and unified works are Blue Hills and Blue Lagoon. In both of these works, all elements are reduced to flat, bright colors done in a heavy impasto.

H. J. Weeks

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