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Robert B. Harshe, Assistant Chief of the Department of Fine Arts of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, has compiled in a systematized index the accessible bibliographical material dealing with modern art and artist. ¶ While this guide was put together primarily as an idnex to the artists represented in the Palace of Fine Arts and Exposition it is also a compact review of modern art. A skeleton outline is sketched of the art epochs in each country, becoming broader and more detailed as the art of the last ten years is reached. ¶ This guide is indispensable to all libraries, and all clubs which study art. It is also of the utmost interest and value to lovers of art, who wish to supplement their appreciation with a fund of knowledge. It will be particularly useful to all those who are no studying the great exhibition in San Francisco. (source: A Brief Guide to the Department of Fine Arts by Michael Williams).
During the course of its assembling [the exhibit], Mr. Harshe visited Europe and in spite of tremendous problems which daily faced him in securing loans and in getting them transported to America, succeeded in bringing many of the finest contemporary European works to San Francisco. For the same exposition he served as secretary of the International Jury of awards ...As an assistant chief of the Fine Arts Department he was responsible for the exhibition of Arts and Crafts at the PPIE.
Do you receive the publications of the Department of FIne Arts of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition? If not, send your name to Dr. Robert B. Harshe, Exposition Building, San Francisco, Cal. You ought to keep posted about what is taking place out there in the realm of arts and crafts. (The School Arts Magazine vol. 14, no. 4 (December 1914)