Gallery: Europe

“Cheney is a devotee of open air painting; it will be recalled he painted some of his still lifes outdoors in a most engaging way, and in the canvasses of the current exhibition he has let himself go to the top of his bent in the direction of plein-airism. Some of his studies of famous Italian and French churches reach almost as high a key as Monet’s Rouen cathedral series, while everywhere his views of Taormina, Venice and the French landscape are flooded with hot sunshine and still warmer air envelopes them…” Review of the Babcock exhibit, New York American, May 3, 1925