John French Sloan was an American painter and etcher. He is considered to be one of the founders of the Ashcan school of American art. He was also a member of the group known as The Eight. He is best known for his urban genre scenes and ability to capture the essence of neighborhood life in New York City, often observed through his Chelsea studio window. Sloan has been called “the premier artist of the Ashcan School who painted the inexhaustible energy and life of New York City during the first decades of the twentieth century” and an “early twentieth-century realist painter who embraced the principles of Socialism and placed his artistic talents at the service of those beliefs.”
|Born:||John French Sloan, Aug 2, 1871, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania|
|Died:||Sept 7, 1951, Hanover, New Hampshire|
|Education:||Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts|
|Known for:||Painting, Etching|
|Notable work:||McSorley’s Bar, (1912), Sixth Avenue Elevated at Third Street, (1928), Wake of the Ferry, (1907), and Hairdresser’s Window, (1907)|
|Awards:||Gold Medal (1950)|
|IMDb:||John French Sloan’s IMDb|
About John French Sloan
Painter associated with the Ashcan School and The Eight. Known for his urban images and for effectively capturing neighborhood life in New York City.
He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts after The Philadelphia Inquirer hired him as an illustrator in 1892.
He influenced American artist
He admired the work of Edgar Degas.
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- American realism – American realism was a style in art, music and literature that depicted contemporary social realities and the lives and everyday activities of ordinary people. The movement began in literature in the mid-19th century, and became an important tendency in visual art in the early 20th century.
- Ashcan school – The Ashcan School, also called the Ash Can School, was an artistic movement in the United States during the early 20th century that is best known for works portraying scenes of daily life in New York, often in the city’s poorer neighborhoods.
- Taos Society of Artists
- American etchers
- Artists from Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Central High School (Philadelphia) alumni
- Art Students League of New York faculty
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts alumni
- Federal Art Project artists
- Artists from Philadelphia
- 20th-century American printmakers
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