John Sloan, Spectator of Life
This is the exhibition catalog of a traveling exhibition which opened at the IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York, April 26-June 18, 1988. John Sloan (1871-1951) began his career as a commercial newspaper artist in Philadelphia where he studied with Robert Henri. Following Henri to New York, Sloan joined a small circle of eight talented artists whose dissatisfaction with the dominating National Academy led to a protest exhibit in 1908, the emergence of a powerful movement for change in American art, and ultimately to the famous Armory Show of 1913. It was in part Sloan's dark palette and views of city streets and working-class life that gave rise to the epithet now used to describe the works of the "Ashcan School."
This is the exhibition catalog of a traveling exhibition which opened at the IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York, April 26-June 18, 1988, curated by Rowland Elzea and Elizabeth Hawkes.
Published by Delaware Art Museum and University of Pennsylvania Press.
Soft bound: 12" x 9"
b/w + color illus.