New York Armory Show of 1913 - International Exhibition of Modern Art was the first large exhibition of such works in America. The exhibit challenged and changed both the academic and public definition and attitude toward art, and by doing so altered the course of history for American artists. Marking the end of one era and the beginning of another, The Armory Show shattered the provincial calm of American art. It rocked the public and blasted the academies of painting and sculpture.
Alfred Stieglitz – was an American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form. He was married to painter Georgia O'Keeffe.