He developed near-Surrealist fantasies apparently inspired by Hieronymus Bosch, and the Cubist ‘Brooklyn Bridge’, his best-known work.
A student of William Merritt Chase around 1900, he was a brilliant draftsman. He initiated American Futurism in 1913, then changed style again.
After short mentions of Pegasus making a new spring with his hoof-print, and the strange Pyreneus, the Muses tell of their contest with the daughters of Pierus, who were turned into magpies.
A survey of some of his better-known students, from Emma Lampert Cooper, Joseph Stella, and George Bellows, to Georgia O’Keeffe.