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Clipping, "Honors for Mr. Beatty," Boston Transcript, [1911?]

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From: 31 ARGUS Argus Pressclipping Bureau Otto Spengler Director 352 Third Ave., New York TERMS: $35—for 1000 clippings $11—for 250 clippings $20.—for 500 clippings $5—for 100 clippings Special rate on yearly contracts. BOSTON TRANSCRIPT. [H.283.003]

HONORS FOR MR. BEATTY The board of directors of the Art Society of Pittsburg will give a reception tomorrow evening to John W. Beatty, M. A., director of the department of fine arts of the Carnegie Institute, in connection with the formal opening of an exhibition of his paintings in the gallery of the permanent collection. This will be the 368th reception of the society, which is now in its thirty-eighth season. It is intended as a personal recognition of the position which Mr. Beatty has attained both as a painter and as an executive officer. With the invitation cards sent out for this occasion the society issued a little printed appreciation of Mr. Beatty, in which is set forth some interesting facts regarding his work as an artist. "The international exhibition of paintings and the splendid collections of statuary, architecture, and other objects of fine art, with the permanent collection of paintings, have given the Carnegie Institute, through this department, an international reputation which places it in the front rank of similar institutions throughout the world. This achievement is almost entirely due to the unremitting efforts of Mr. Beatty during a period covering fifteen years, since the inception of the Institute. Mr. Beatty has long been recognized as a painter and etcher of rank, but it was not until recently that an opportunity presented itself to him for concentration in this line of work which resulted in his picture known as 'Plymouth Hills,' painted at Plymouth, Mass., in 1909. This painting was first exhibited at the National Academy of Design, New York, in 1910, and was instantly recognized as being exceptionally beautiful among the landscapes of that exhibit. Sir Alfred east, Childe Hassam, Ranger and other artists of equal rank have been enthusiastic in their appreciation of it. Immediately after this exhibit it was purchased by the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Evans collection, 1910; subsequent to this purchase it was officially invited by the Albright Art Gallery for exhibition in the summer of 1910. It aroused so much interest there that the Chicago Art Institute officially invited it for its autumn exhibition in 1910 and lastly it has been invited by the commissioner general of the United States of America to go to the international exhibition of art and history at Rome, Italy, in 1911, as one of the American group of paintings. All the friends of Mr. Beatty will be happy to hear of his success, and will welcome this opportunity to see 'Plymouth Hills' before it is sent to Rome."

The exhibition of Mr. Beatty's works will include a total of twenty-six of his pictures, which have been loaned by the owners, among whom are H.C. Frick, the John Caldwell estate, H. H. Westinghouse, John Walker, Charles D. Armstrong, H. R. Boggs, Andrew Carnegie, the Smithsonian Institution, Thomas Hartley, the John W. Black estate, C. L. Simpson, J. C. Grogan, Eugene M. O'Neill and Judge J. H. Reed, together with a few from the artist's studio.

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