Historical & Environmental Education Reading

Weir Resigns

A mature Julian Alden Weir stands in his studio.
A mature Julian Alden Weir stands in his studio.
National Park Service, Weir Farm National Historic Site

The Association of American Painters & Sculptors was a group of avante-garde young artists who looked to Weir for guidance. As modernists, they, like Weir and other Impressionists years before, were criticized for their shockingly new art style. Weir agreed to lead them as president, but resigned after the group publicly came out against The National Academy of Design, of which Weir was a member. They are famous for introducing Americans to new, modern art forms at the 1913 Armory Show.

Details

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Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art
Published Date:
January 3, 1912
Type:
Reference
Subject:
Art, Community, Education, History, Leadership, Visual Arts
type:
Historical & Environmental Education Reading