Lillie P. Bliss and the #1913ArmoryShow
Described as a “radiant spirit” who was “absolutely independent in her tastes and courageous in her method of doing things,” American collector Lillie P. Bliss (1864-1931) was an important silent financial backer of the 1913 Armory Show, who also lent and bought several of the works exhibited. Bliss later helped to establish a permanent venue for the exhibition of modern art in America as a founding member of the Museum of Modern Art. More: http://armory.nyhistory.org/lillie-p-bliss/
Photo courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art.