(b Utica, NY, 26 Sept. 1862; d Florence, 24 Oct. 1928). American painter, printmaker, and tapestry designer. During his lifetime he had a high reputation as an artist, but he is now remembered mainly for his role in promoting avant-garde art (even though his own work was fairly conservative). He was a member of The Eight and president of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors that was created to organize the Armory Show; his enthusiasm for the project was largely responsible for the scope of the show and the force of its impact.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)