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Prentiss Taylor 2. who in 1927, when he was in charge of the exhibitions at the Arts Club, invited three young artists, Stuart Davis beginning a name, Walter Bragg, a convalescent veteran of World War 1 who did illustrations at Walter Reed Hospital, Prentiss Taylor, 19 year old/native Washingtonian abstractionist, to show un-orthodox means of expression to the public and, speaking of this, what more appropriate place to have "What is past is Prologue" carved boldly on the Archives building against the danger of thinking one has invented something only to find, when the enlightenment comes, that some prehistory Cyclade had already done it, but, of course, it is not the nuances of what a creative person does does but the quality of of the contribution the person makes to the conept.
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