KENNERLEY, Mitchell. The Forum Exhibition of Modern American Painters. 78 pp., and  pp. of advertisements. Illustrated with 16 plates. Small 4to., 250 x 165 mm, bound in original boards, title printed in black on front cover and spine. New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1916.
Exhibition catalogue for the pioneering show at Anderson Galleries on March 13-25, 1916, of works by sixteen American Modernists: Ben Benn, Thomas H. Benton, Oscar Bluemner, Andrew Dasburg, Arthur G. Dove, Marsden Hartley, S. MacDonald-Wright, John Marin, Alfred Maurer, Henry L. McFee, George F. Of, Man Ray, Morgan Russell, Charles Sheeler, A. Walkowitz, and William and Marguerite Zorach. Each artist contributed a statement, here printed opposite the plate showing his or her work. Members of the committee that chose the artists and works on view were Christian Brinton, Robert Henri, W.H. de B. Nelson, Alfred Stieglitz, and John Weichsel, who all wrote forewards, and Willard Huntington Wright, who also contributed the introduction, "What Is Modern Painting?" Neat bookplate and slight wear to head and foot of spine, but still a good copy of a seminal exhibition catalogue.
Item nr. 9370