John French Sloan (1871 1951) American painter printmaker. As a member of The Eight, he became a leading figure in the Ashcan School of realist artists. He was known for his urban genre painting and etchings and for his ability to capture the essence of neighborhood life in New York City, often through his window. Sloan was deemed "the premier artist of the Ashcan School, artistically portraying energy and life of New York City during the early 1900's. His students included Alexander Calder, Reginald Marsh, Peggy Bacon, Aaron Bohrod, Barnett Newman, and Norman Raeben. In 1939 he published a book of his teachings, Gist of Art. We have 75 works, mainly etchings, in our collection.


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