Friday, February 22, 2013

William James Glackens

William James Glackens (American, 1870 – 1938)

Descending from the Bus, 1910

Street Cleaners, Washington Square circa 1910

29 Washington Square, 1911-1912

Natalie in a Blue Skirt, 1914

Café Lafayette (Portrait of Kay Laurel) 1914

Temple Gold Medal Nude 1924

A Red Hair Model

Hillside with Olive Trees (Rue de Varenne), 1925

Town of Venice, 1925-26 oil on board 31.7 x 40.6 cm

 L'Apertif, 1926, oil on canvas  45.7 x 37.6 cm

Bal Martinique 1926

Foothills of the White Mountains oil on canvas board 30.5 x 40.6 cm

Along the Marne, 1925

Nude in Green Chair (unfinished), 1924 [after] oil on canvas

Bowlers, La Ciotat, 1930
oil on canvas 63.5 x 76.2 cm

The Soda Fountain, 1935 oil on canvas 121.9 x 91.4 cm

Storm over the Beach

William James Glackens (March 13, 1870 – May 22, 1938) was an American realist painter and one of the founders of the Ashcan School of American art. He is also known for his work in helping Albert C. Barnes to acquire the European paintings that form the nucleus of the famed Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. His dark-hued, vibrantly painted street scenes and depictions of daily life in pre-WW I New York and Paris first established his reputation as a major artist. His later work was brighter in tone and showed the strong influence of Renoir. During much of his career as a painter, Glackens also worked as an illustrator for newspapers and magazines in Philadelphia and New York City.
from wikipedia