The American Renaissance was the period of the “City Beautiful” movement initiated by the 1838 Worlds Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The Beaux Arts educators in France had taught artists of all disciplines to work together to create beauty. The American Renaissance was its counterpart, the unique nationalistic expression of our country’s modernism and technology combined with the academic classicism of Greece and Rome. Creating great architecture with classical roots and sculptural decoration in beautifully landscaped settings kept many artists busy into the first quarter of the 1900′s. Frederick Warren Allen was traditionally trained. He understood, taught and practiced the esthethic and so collaborated well with architects to create beautiful enduring works with sensitivity to the symbolism of higher ideals.
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