The Daily Beast
by Blake Gopnik
Everyone cites February, 1913 as the watershed moment in American art, when the Armory Show in New York brought over the first big dose of European modernism. This screen, by New York blueblood Robert Winthrop Chanler
, had pride of place in the opening gallery of that show, and is now in the exhibition that celebrates its centennial
at the New York Historical Society. . . .
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