Despite academic training at the Académie Julian in Paris, Hassam gravitated to fashions that were more avant-garde. He returned to America as a full-fledged "impressionist" and proceeded to receive acclaim for his city street scenes and his American flag series. Hassam exhibited in the prestigious Armory Show of 1913, but eventually became a member of The Ten, a group of artists who refused to exhibit in juried exhibitions. Between late March and early April 1925, Childe Hassam traveled south to Savannah, Georgia, stopping in Baltimore, Richmond, and Charleston along the way. In Charleston, he executed a small group of etchings of popular sites including St. Philip's Church. His paintings were included annually in exhibitions at the Gibbes from 1906 until his death in 1935.