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There were some three dozen /Vmerican modernists, painters and sculptors working in the second decade of the centur\', and each has far as is known, Davis and Taylor w^ere the only ones his, or her, who own stor}\ But, so converted expressly as a result of the Show. We do not know for sure which of the modernists actually walked through the aisles and/or read some of the surmise that all those in or near New York, tion was held there, did one of the two. (who many reports on the Show, but we may or Boston or Chicago, Some when the exhibi- of the modernists were in France at the from 1903 to 1936 except for a \dsit to America in 1905), John Covert, xMaurer and H.

Finally, the Show converted two American painters - Stuart Da\as and Henry Fitch Taylor -to modernism. It is instructive, in this regard, to compare a picture such as Davis's 191 3 saloon scene The Back Room (WTiitney Museum of American Art, New York), in a dark Ashcan style in which the atmosphere of the time and place which is is wonderfully evoked, with his 191 7 The President (Fig. 4), without the subtie oscillation, in an 'anahndcal' Cubist style, although merged planes and triangular scaffolding found in the corresponding work of Picasso and Georges Braque.

Contributing more directly than the Armory tain at Show work of cer- to the unfolding New York 'salons': American modernists were two Alfred Stieghtz's galler}' 291 at 33 West 67th Street, in moved from Boston. Arensberg wished to be had stimulated him when he \isited the Armory Show 293 Fifth Avenue" and Walter C. Arensberg's apartment which he near the on settled in early 19 14, having artists and ideas that day in its last New York. photographer, at first devoted his efforts to his own work and promotion of other photographers.

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