Sunday, February 17, 2013

John French Sloan (4*)

Dunes at Annisquam

Sunset, West Twenty-Third Street - 1905-1906

Six O’Clock, Winter 1912

Tittering Girls, 1915

John French Sloan (August 2, 1871 – September 7, 1951) was an American artist. As a member of The Eight, he became a leading figure in the Ashcan School of realist artists. He was known for his urban genre painting and ability to capture the essence of neighborhood life in New York City, often through his window. Sloan has been called "the premier artist of the Ashcan School who painted the inexhaustible energy and life of New York City during the first decades of the twentieth century", and an "early twentieth-century realist painter who embraced the principles of socialism and placed his artistic talents at the service of those beliefs."
from wikipedia

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