I am reviving the ideas and principles originated by the 19th century group of impressionistic painters known as “The Ten American Painters.” The new group will be know as the Ten New England Painters.
The original Ten announced the formation of their group on January 8, 1898. Driven by a commitment to innovative painting styles (including impressionism), an opposition to established entities (including Society of American Artists and the National Academy of Design), and a desire for better organized exhibitions, this group succeeded in promoting the acceptance of impressionism in America. Since 10 artists exhibited at their first annual salon, and a large X adorned the cover of their first catalog, the press dubbed the group, “The Ten” and it stuck.
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