Ten american painters


Known as The Ten, a term assigned to them by members of the Press, this group of New York and Boston-based artists formed in 1898 and exhibited together to 1918. Led by J. Alden Weir, Childe Hassam, and John Twachtman, they withdrew from the Society of American Artists in order to focus on the quality of their exhibitions and also to rebel against the National Academy by artists who wanted to encourage a fresh approach to art to avoid mediocrity. Other members were were Frank Benson, William Merritt Chase, Joseph DeCamp, Thomas Dewing, Willard Metcalf, Robert Reid, Edward Simmons, and Edmund Tarbell. Source: AskART database