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