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Meeting (The Three Graces) by Manierre Dawson
1912
In 1910 the young Chicago artist spent six months traveling throughout England, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, where he visited museums, collectors, and archeological sites. Following this sojourn, he created a series of modernist works in 1911-12 based on images from classical art and Old Master paintings. Here, his reinterpretation of a first-century Pompeian fresco transformed mythological maidens into emblems of Cubo-Futurist modernity. Although Dawson did not receive the same recognition during his lifetime as some of his American contemporaries in the Stieglitz and Arensberg circles, his avant-garde work was in the forefront of American modernism at the time.

Meeting (The Three Graces) by Manierre Dawson

1912

In 1910 the young Chicago artist spent six months traveling throughout England, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, where he visited museums, collectors, and archeological sites. Following this sojourn, he created a series of modernist works in 1911-12 based on images from classical art and Old Master paintings. Here, his reinterpretation of a first-century Pompeian fresco transformed mythological maidens into emblems of Cubo-Futurist modernity. Although Dawson did not receive the same recognition during his lifetime as some of his American contemporaries in the Stieglitz and Arensberg circles, his avant-garde work was in the forefront of American modernism at the time.


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