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William Glackens

(b Philadelphia, 13 Mar. 1870; d Westport, Conn., 22 May 1938). American painter and draughtsman. His early career was spent mainly as a newspaper illustrator in his native ...

Glackens, William

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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...Painter and illustrator Edith Dimock Glackens ( 1876–1955 ), born in Hartford, Connecticut, and married to Glackens in 1904 , studied with William Merritt Chase and exhibited in the Armory Show. She died at her home in Hartford. Writer Ira Glackens ( 1907–90 ), their son, published William Glackens and the Ashcan Group: The Emergence of Realism in American Art ( 1957 ) and William Glackens and the Eight: The Artists Who Freed American Art ( 1984 ). http://www.anb.org/articles/17/17-00330.html?a=1&n=glackens&d=10&ss=0&q=1 Biography, bibliography ...

Glackens, William

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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..., William ( 1870–1938 ). American draughtsman and painter. After training at the Pennsylvania Academy Glackens worked as a reporter-illustrator on his home town paper the Philadelphia Press . In 1891 he met the charismatic Robert Henri who encouraged him and his fellow illustrator John Sloan to paint scenes from everyday life. Glackens followed Henri to New York in 1904 and became associated with the New York realists, The Eight , and the Armory Show ( 1913 ). During a stay in Paris in 1895 Glackens had been deeply influenced by French...

Glackens, William

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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..., William ( 1870–1938 ) American artist , newspaper and magazine illustrator , who worked for, among others, McClure’s and Collier’s . His assignments ranged widely: he travelled to Cuba to cover the Spanish-American War and illustrated travel literature and Western fiction. Much of his work consisted of urban scenes set in New York—for instance, depictions of Jewish life in the Lower East Side for Abraham Cahan’s stories. Eventually he gave up illustration, exhibiting in 1908 with the Ashcan School and organizing the American section of the...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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..., William ( b Philadelphia , 13 Mar. 1870 ; d Westport, Conn. , 22 May 1938 ). American painter and draughtsman . His early career was spent mainly as a newspaper illustrator in Philadelphia, but he was encouraged to take up painting by Robert Henri , whom he met in 1891 . In 1896 he settled in New York and in 1908 he was one of the group of painters who exhibited together as The Eight . He is considered one of the central figures of the Ashcan School , but he was less concerned with Social Realism than with representing the life of the...

Glackens, William J.

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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...1979) J. Zilczer : “ The Eight on Tour, 1908–1909, ” Amer. A. J. , xvi (Summer 1984), pp. 20–48 R. J. Wattenmaker : “ William Glackens's Beach Scenes at Bellport, ” Smithsonian Stud. Amer. A. , ii/2 (1988), pp. 75–95 William Glackens: The Formative Years (exh. cat., New York, Kraushaar Gals, 1991) T. Glackens : William Glackens and the Eight: The Artists who Freed American Art (New York, 1992) W. H. Gerdts : William Glackens (exh. cat., Fort Lauderdale, FL, Mus. A., 1996) R. Zurier : Picturing the City: Urban Vision and the Ashcan School ...

Glackens, William James

Glackens, William James   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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2004
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..., William James ( b Philadelphia, 13 Mar. 1870 ; d Westport, Conn., 22 May 1938 ). American painter and draughtsman. His early career was spent mainly as a newspaper illustrator in Philadelphia, but he was encouraged to take up painting by Robert Henri , whom he met in 1891 . In 1896 he settled in New York and in 1908 he was one of the group of painters who exhibited together as The Eight . He is considered one of the central figures of the Ashcan School , but he was less concerned with Social Realism than with representing the life of the...

Glackens, William James

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A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (3 ed.)

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..., William James ( 1870–1938 ) American painter and draughtsman , born in Philadelphia, where he studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His early career was spent mainly as a newspaper illustrator, but he was encouraged to take up painting by Robert Henri , whom he met in 1891 . In 1895 he visited Paris and in 1896 he settled in New York. There he initially continued to work for newspapers and magazines, but he devoted more time to painting and did little illustration after about 1905 . In 1908 he was one of the group of...

William Glackens

William Glackens  

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(b Philadelphia, 13 Mar. 1870; d Westport, Conn., 22 May 1938).American painter and draughtsman. His early career was spent mainly as a newspaper illustrator in his native Philadelphia, but he was ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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