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DISCOsie THE CENTURY

APRIL, 1914

(MODERN ART NUMBER)

T A B L E OF CO N T E N T S

The articles and pictures are copyrighted, and must not be reprinted without special permission

Cover Design....... GEORGE INNESS, JR., AND HOWARD GREENLEY

“The Yellow Room"

FREDERIC C. FRIESEKE

Printed in color....

.Frontispiece

The Dog Harvey. A Story...

RUDYARD KIPLING

By the author of “Kim," "The Brushwood Boy,” “The Jungle Books," etc...813

Pictures by Reginald Birch.

To My Little Son. Verse.

PAULINE FLORENCE BROWER

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This Transitional Age in Art:....

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I Is Our Art Distinctively American? JOHNW.ALEXANDER

Eight Examples of Modern Tendencies. From paintings by Robert

Reid, D. W. Tryon, Charles Melville Dewey, Kenyon Cox, Frank W.

Benson, George W. Bellows, and Edward W. Redfield... .....826

II The Painting of To-day.... EDWIN H. BLASHFIELD

Four Examples. From paintings by John W. Alexander, Edwin H.

Blashfield, J. Alden Weir, and Ernest Lawson...

....837

III The Painting of To-morrow.. ERNEST L. BLUMENSCHEIN

845

IV The Point of View of the "Moderns"..WALTER PACH

Pictures Showing How Post-Impressionism is Influencing Modern

Painting. From paintings by Bryson Burroughs, Marcel Duchamp-

Villon, Arthur B. Davies, George Luks, Henry Golden Dearth, Robert

Henri, Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne, Maurice B. Prendergast, Odilon

Redon, Paul Picasso, Paul Gauguin, and from bust by Brancusi....851

“Battle of Lights, Coney Island”...... JOSEPH STELLA

Printed in color..

Facing page 852

V The Ancestry of Cubism......JAY AND GOVE HAMBIDGE

Pictures from miscellaneous drawings.

.869

The Triple Mirror. A Story....KATHARINE FULLERTON GEROULD

By the author of "The Mango Seed," etc. .....

...876

An Open Letter to President Wilson

on Behalf of American Literature....... EDWIN BJÖRKMAN

887

Gerousios Oinos.
Posthumous Poem.... .ROBERT BROWNING

889

The Invasion of Reality. A Story...

.AMELIA J. BURR

By the author of "At Bethlehem,” etc. Picture by Harry Townsend......890

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Verse......

......933

To a Lady on the Eve of Easter.

.JULIAN STREET Decoration by W. M. Berger....

.....896 The English and Their England.JAMES DAVENPORT WHELPLEY By the author of "The Trade of the World,” etc.......

.....897 The Man Who Died Without Death. A Story..L. FRANK TOOKER By the author of "The Shanty-Man," etc.

...902 Shavian Religion...

P. GAVAN DUFFY

908 Menace. Verse..

..GEORGE STERLING

915 The Forerunner of the Movies.... .BRANDER MATTHEWS Pictures from photographs......

...916 Egg-Shell China. A Story..

.KATE JORDAN By the author of "The Creeping Tides,” etc.

...925 To Poseidon of Sunium. Verse.

.JAMES S. MARTIN
Picture from photograph..
We Find the Island of Servants...

..JULIUS MULLER
By the author of “The Man Who Saw It," etc. Pictures by W.M. Berger...934
The Shark. A Story.

EUGENE P. LYLE, JR. By the author of “The Lone Star," etc.

..942 At the Ch'en Gate.

Verse.....

.CALE YOUNG RICE

948 The Celtic Tide

.EDWARD ALSWORTH ROSS By the author of "Changing America,” “The Changing Chinese,” etc....949 Gideon. A Story...

WELLS HASTINGS By the author of “Our Children”.

...956 The Spirit of The Century

..964 The Revolt of the Women Ad Thaliarchum. Verse...

.MARVIN FERREE

965 In Lighter Vein....

...966 Public Dinner-Futurist Style (SIMEON STRUNSKY. Pictures by CHARLES S. CHAPMAN) — An Every-day Experience (STEPHEN LEACOCK)-Old-fashioned, After All? (ANNE O'HAGAN. Picture by THELMA CUDLIPP)--High-Brow Anxieties; A Receipt for Villains (THE SENIOR WRANGLER)-Bettina, the Place, or the Weather? (E. L. McKINNEY. Drawings by REGINALD BIRCH) -To Three Chiaroscuro Charmers at Afternoon Tea (WILLIAM R. BENÉT. Drawing by GEORGE WOLFE PLANK).

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THE CENTURION AMES LANE ALLEN, George Moore,

Ruth McEnery Stuart, Brian Hooker, James Huneker, Professor Edward A. Ross, A. Maurice Low, Maria Cristina Vena, Bliss Carman, James Davenport Whelpler; and William Winter.

The Centurion has no particular liking for the above method of calling attention to the contents of the next number of the magazine, but he has been tempted to make this array of names of established writers, which indicates what CENTURY readers have to look forward to next month, and these names (and this is far more important) are attached to stories, articles and poems of Century quality.

in 1867. His son, Gove Hambidge, recently graduated at Columbia University, already has a book on art to his credit.

Ernest L. Blumenschein, son of the composer, William L. Blumenschein, at first studied the violin, but early turned to painting, and distinguished himself as an illustrator of merit and individuality. For the past six years he has been chiefly engaged in portrait work He was born in Pittsburgh in 1874.

Walter Pach, brother of the well-known photographer, is one of the founders of Cubism in America. While studying in Paris he was associated with Cezanne and Matisse at the time of the beginning of the Post-Impressionist movement. He was born in 1883.

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THE CENTURY is fortunate in being able to In "A Cathedral Singer," James Lane follow up this Modern Art Number with an Allen, coming again before the public as a issue in May containing several features of writer of fiction, is sure of a warm welcome. artistic interest. Perhaps the most important His theme is indicated by the following: "Be

is a group of selections from the diary of fore them, on the face of the unknown, was Auguste Rodin, considered by many of the the only look that the whole world knows - contemporaries as one of the greatest sculptors the love and self-sacrifice of the mother; per- the world has ever produced. haps the only element of our better humanity These remarkable extracts from the artist's that never once in the history of mankind has

diary cover a variety of subjects and are by no been misunderstood and ridiculed or envied means confined to technical considerations of and reviled.”

art. They will therefore appeal to a wider The story is long enough and substantial public than the ordinary writing of an artist. enough to be divided between two issues of THE CENTURY, but will appear, complete, in May. O

Sometimes it is hard to select from even an

interesting article a quotable paragraph. The There is special interest in the personalities reverse is true of Professor Edward A. Ross's of the men who have contributed the papers great series of articles on Immigration now on Art in this number of The CENTURY. running in THE CENTURY. The Centurion

Edwin Howland Blashfield, painter of genre closes his eyes and takes his quotations at ranpictures, portraits and decorations, former

pres

dom from any of these papers. ident of the Society of American Artists, has “The Immigrant in America: the Germans" lectured on Art at Columbia, Harvard, Yale, is the title of the Vay paper in this series. etc. He was born in New York in 1848. Nearly every paragraph is full of pith and mo

John W. Alexander, a painter of varied ment, but there is room here for only the foltalents, is president of the National Academy lowing: of Design and of the National Institute of Art, “The leanness of his home acres taught the and a member of the art societies in France, German to make the most of his farm in the Austria, Germany, and England. His work New World. The immigrant looked for good as president of the lacDowell Club is of a land rather than for land easy to subdue. broad and individual nature and extends far Knowing that a heavy forest growth proclaims beyond the field of painting. He was born in rich soil, he shunned the open areas, and Ohio in 1856.

chopped his homestead out of the densest Jay Hambidge, a student and a skilled prac- woods. While the American farmer, in his titioner of the art of painting, studied at the haste to live well, mined the fertility out of the Art Students' League in New York and under soil, the German conserved it by rotating crops William VI. Chase. He was born in Canada and feeding live stock."

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