Urban Realism in American Art (1890 – 1930)

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Jul 8 2017 - Sep 10 2017

This exhibition of paintings and works on paper explores the vitality and vision of American art at the turn of the 20th century. In a time of sweeping change, artists of the so-called Ashcan School focused on urban life, painting the energy of New York City’s streets, as well as the gritty reality of alleys and overcrowded tenements. The Ashcan artists, loosely led by Robert Henri, included George Luks, William Glackens, John Sloan, and Everett Shinn, among others, who rebelled against academic restrictions to create an unsentimental vision of modern life.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.         

  • Various Media
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Culture / Lifestyle
  • Robert Henri
  • George Luks
  • William Glackens
  • John Sloan
  • Everett Shinn
  • and others

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