Historical & Environmental Education Reading
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.
- Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art
- Published Date:
- January 3, 1912
- Art, Community, Education, History, Leadership, Visual Arts
- Historical & Environmental Education Reading