John French Sloan (1871–1951): Fifth Avenue, New York

John French Sloan (1871–1951): Fifth Avenue, New York

11/17/2021, 2:28:32 PM
John French Sloan (1871–1951): Fifth Avenue, New York, 1911, oil on canvas, Private Collection John Sloan was known for his urban genre painting and ability to capture the essence of neighborhood life in New York City, often through his 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." His images of pedestrians and public places - as women parading down Fifth Avenue in their fashionable plumes, in his 'Fifth Avenue, New York' from 1911- helped define New York City in the popular imagination.

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