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William Glackens

(1870—1938)

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Ashcan School

Ashcan School  

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A term (first used in print in 1934) applied to a loose group of American painters active in New York from about 1908 until the First World War, in reference to the everyday urban subject matter they ...
Dr Albert C. Barnes

Dr Albert C. Barnes  

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(b Philadelphia, 2 Jan. 1872; d Phoenixville, Pa., 24 July 1951).American drug manufacturer (a physician by training) and art collector. He made a fortune with the antiseptic Argyrol, which he ...
Eight

Eight  

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A group of American painters who exhibited together in 1908, united by opposition to the conservative National Academy of Design and a determination to bring painting into direct touch with modern ...
Everett Shinn

Everett Shinn  

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(b Woodstown, NJ, 7 Nov. 1876; d New York, 1 May 1953).American painter and graphic artist. He began his career as a reporter-illustrator on the Philadelphia Press. His colleagues on the newspaper ...
Ferdinand Howald

Ferdinand Howald  

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(1856–1934).Collector. Also a businessman. An early and discriminating buyer of progressive and modern American work, he bequeathed the cream of his collection to the Columbus (Ohio) Museum of Art. ...
George Luks

George Luks  

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(b Williamsport, Pa., 13 Aug. 1867; d New York, 29 Oct. 1933).American painter and graphic artist. In 1894, after a decade's travel in Europe, he became an illustrator on the Philadelphia Press and ...
Guy Pène du Bois

Guy Pène du Bois  

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(1884–1958).Painter and art critic. In characteristic figurative works of the 1920s, he depicted the upper class with a cold eye. Smooth, simplified volumes sculpt his society figures, who seem to ...
Impressionism, American

Impressionism, American  

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Late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century movement centered on optical experience, with particular attention to fixing contemporary subjects in momentary perceptions of light and color. Inspired ...
John Sloan

John Sloan  

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(1871–1951).Painter and printmaker. Remembered especially for sympathetic portrayals of urban life executed in a rich, painterly style during his early career, he remained an important force in the ...
Robert Henri

Robert Henri  

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(b Cincinnati, 24 June 1865; d New York, 12 July 1929).American painter, teacher, and writer, a major figure in combating conservative attitudes in American art in the early 20th century. From 1886 ...
Society of Independent Artists

Society of Independent Artists  

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An organization formed in New York in December 1916 as a successor to the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, which had been dissolved—its task accomplished—after mounting the Armory Show ...
Stuart Davis

Stuart Davis  

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(b Philadelphia, 7 Dec. 1892; d New York, 24 June 1964).American painter. He grew up in an artistic environment, for his father was art director of the Philadelphia Press, a newspaper that had ...

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