Allied artists of america


Founded 1914 in New York City by artists and sculptors whose goal was to further the cause of modernist or contemporary art through exhibitions, educational programs and awards for excellence. The twelve original founders were Ernest Albert, Paul Cornoyer, Marshal Fry, Edmund Greacen, Arthur Powell, Walter Hartson, William Leigh, Frederick Mulhaupt, Glenn Newell, H. Ledyard Towel, H.A. Vincent and Jules Turcas. Early annual exhibitions were held at the American Fine Arts Society Building at 215 West 57th Street. From 1949 through 1979, exhibitions were at the National Academy of Design at 89th Street and 5th Avenue. Since then other venues have been found including the World Trade Center and the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. Source: