|Joseph Stella was born in Italy in 1877. He studied medicine in New York before attending the Art Students League with William Merritt Chase. From 1900-1909, Stella was earning a reputation for himself as a fine illustrator, specializing in social realist subjects, until a trip to Paris radically changed his focus to Modernism. He exhibited several works in the pivotal 1913 Armory Show. His primary Modernist influence was futurism, a theme he would work with until his death in 1946.
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