A generation after the trailblazing work of the Impressionists in France, American painters, here and abroad, had made Impressionism their own. American painters began to paint in broken brushwork and sun-drenched palettes. Members of a group called The Ten exhibited together for 20 years. By the end of that time, Impressionism, French or American, was not longer avant-garde. In fact, in the face of the Armory Show, Cubism and Abstraction, Impressionism was pretty passé.