American painter and writer on art. He was a pupil of Robert *Henri, and as art critic or reporter on several newspapers he was a leading spokesman for the painters in Henri's circle. His own paintings concentrated on themes set in New York, particularly the social life of the rich, often treated satirically, with the figures like mannequins. He wrote several short books on American artists, including *Hopper and *Sloan, and an autobiography, Artists Say the Silliest Things (1940).
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)