The Bulletin of the Memorial Art Gallery Rochester, New York
Volume 1 Number 2
Issued monthly from October to June--December, 1928
After the Rain
Drawing in Conte Crayon
By Alpo S. Tuura
Purchased for the Permanent Collection
Alpo S. Tuura, a Cleveland artist of Finnish birth, was tragically killed last June in his twenty-sixth year, after a young lifetime made sad by the struggle for existence, the illness of his mother, and his unhappiness in the ugliness of his surroundings in the industrial slums of Pittsburgh and Cleveland. His death came with particular irony shortly after this drawing and another, "Wet Little Italy," had won for him a second przie in the May Exhibition of work by the Artists and Craftsmen of Cleveland and had been purchased for the permanent collections of the Rochester and Cleveland museums, and when his years of desire to sojourn in the wilderness of the North had come to the point of fulfillment.
A memorial exhibition of his work, assembled by the Cleveland Museum of Art, which has just closed in Gallery D, and an article in the September number of "The Arts," which reveals in excerpts from his diary the distinction of his mind, his philosophical spirit, and the high intent of his art, are all too inadequate a tribute to the rich promise of his talent.