By the 1920s, Ménard was highly regarded and well-received in the United States. The Three Graces has been in the collection of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association for nearly a century, having been purchased directly from the 23rd Annual Carnegie Institute International Exhibition in Pittsburgh during the summer of 1924. After the Pittsburgh exhibition, the present work, along with other European paintings on exhibit, traveled to some of the most important American museums. A critic of the exhibition remarked, "[Ménard’s] paintings release the imagination from topical affairs and send one beyond the horizon of time. In "The Three Graces," he reanimates antique sculptures and he infuses his landscape with opulent beauty" (Pittsburgh Daily Post, May 4, 1924, p. 65).
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