Art: New York Realists

At the turn of the Century and in the years that immediately followed, when John Singer Sargent was painting socialite portraits in the British manner, Henry James was preaching the superiority of European civilization, and Architect Stanford White felt that a copy of a Spanish Cathedral's bell tower was the proper thing for a horse show and prizefight auditorium, a few U. S. artists began discovering the American Scene. Many of them were born in Philadelphia, most of them were influenced by the earlier painting of Philadelphia's Thomas Eakins, all of them lived...

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