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John Sloan
 
 

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John French Sloan, (born Aug. 2, 1871, Lock Haven, Pa., U.S.—died Sept. 7, 1951, Hanover, N.H.), American painter, etcher and lithographer, cartoonist, and illustrator, known for the vitality of his depictions of everyday life in New York City in the early 20th century.

Sloan was a commercial newspaper artist in Philadelphia, where he studied with Robert Henri. He followed Henri to New York, where in 1908 Henri, Sloan, and six others exhibited together as “The Eight.” Sloan’s realistic paintings of urban genre gave rise to the epithet “Ashcan School.” For most of his life Sloan taught intermittently and, interested in social reform, did illustrations for the socialist periodical The Masses. In 1939 he published The Gist of Art.

His best period was from 1900 to 1920. In works such as “Sunday, Women Drying Their Hair” (1912); “McSorley’s Bar” (1912); and “Backyards, Greenwich Village” (1914), he drew his inspiration directly from life, from the warm, pungent humanity of the New York scene. They are usually sympathetic portrayals of working men and women. More rarely his works evoke a mood of romantic melancholy, as in the “Wake of the Ferry” (1907). Occasionally, as in “Fifth Avenue Critics,” Sloan imparted a sharp, satiric note into his work. Late in life Sloan turned back to the Art Nouveau motifs which had characterized his early work.

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Surtidor en Madison Square





Green's Cat





Chinese Restaurant





East Entrance, City Hall, Philadelphia





Young Woman in Black and White





Gray and Brass





Clown Making Up





Movies, Five Cents





South Beach Bathers





Hairdresser's Window





Easter Eve





A Woman's Work





Wake of the Ferry





Daisy

 
 
 
 



A Gloucester Day





The Cot





The Haymarket





Backyards, Greenwich Village





Gladys Carter





Wonson's Rocks and Ten Pound Island





Fishing Port, Gloucester






Humoresque






Gloucester Inlet





McSorley's Bar





Renganeschi's Saturday Night

 
 
 
 



Three A.M.





Sunday, Women Drying Their Hair





Foggy Bank, Rocky Neck






The Picnic Grounds





Spring, Grammercy Park





Gloucester Harbor





Pink and Blue





Sally and Paul





Scrubwoman, Astor Library


 

Nude At Piano





Spring Planting, Greenwich Village





The Lookout - Green and Orange Cliffs, Gloucester





Cornelia Street

 
 
 

 
 
 
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