Louisiana purchase exposition of 1904


Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, the Exposition was held in 1904 in St. Louis with the theme of manifest destiny. The emphasis was more on history than progress and artists expressed this through allegory and narrative. Karl Bitter was the supervisor of sculpture. Exhibiting artists included John White Alexander, Worthington Whittredge, Robert Henri, Thomas Anshutz, Cecilia Beaux Source: Donald Martin Reynolds, "Masters of American Sculpture"; AskART biographies