American painter Robert Henri (1865 - 1929) was profiled in the attached 1916 article:
"While the famous Armory Show of 1913 was going on, Robert Henri showed showed his attitude on this subject by a single remark. He said:' I am sorry that this exhibition could not be continued forever.'"
"Robert Henri does not sympathize with the artists who throw their work in the face of the public with a 'There, take it or leave it.' Indeed, he has an almost hieratic belief in the power of the fine arts, not merely to delight, but to improve, to uplift and to educate the masses."