"Sunday Morning" by Edmund Marion Ashe
EDMUND MARION ASHE
(American, ca. 1867 – 1941)
Oil on canvas, 36 x 43 inches (canvas), 42 x 49 inches (frame), signed lower left.
Painting exhibited: Ferargil Galleries, New York, ca. 1930. Original Ferargil Galleries label verso with title of painting. Also, painting listed in a Ferargil exhibition brochure, ca. 1930.
Of significant importance in the biographical information on Edmund Ashe is the fact that he exhibited at the New York Armory Show of 1913. The Armory Show refers to the International Exhibition of Modern Art that was organized by the Association of American Painters and Sculptors and opened in New York City's 69th Regiment Armory, on Lexington Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets, on February 17, 1913 and became a legendary watershed date in history of American art. The show served as a catalyst for American artists, who became more independent and created their own "artistic Language." Thus, Edmund Ashe was one of the artists who exhibited in this show, an event which has been recorded as one of the most important events in American art history.