Everett Shinn and The Ashcan School Philosophy

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Turn of the century America saw a shift in focus from rural life to city life. Painters like Everett Shinn were chroniclers of this change. Everett Shinn was an American artist born in New Jersey in 1876. He began his career as a newspaper illustrator, working for such publications as The Philadelphia Press, The World, and Harper’s Weekly. While Shinn … Read More

Realist Painter Robert Henri and The Ashcan School

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Robert Henri

“Art for life’s sake” – that was the motto of urban Realist painter Robert Henri (1865 – 1929), who was a founding member of the artistic movement known as the Ashcan School. Operating in counter distinction to American Impressionists, the Ashcan painters conceived of art as a medium to depict life in New York City around the turn of the … Read More