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