John Sloan
1871–1951

Introduction

John French Sloan (August 2, 1871 – September 7, 1951) 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, and also a realist painter who embraced the principles of Socialism, though he himself disassociated his art from his politics.

Wikidata identifier

Q861756

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Introduction

Comment on works: genre; landscape

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, etcher, genre artist, illustrator, lithographer, painter, teacher, writer

ULAN identifier

500014645

Names

John Sloan, sloan j.

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