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The Ashcan School of Artists Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY Robert Henri Arthur B. Davies Maurice Prendergast Ernest Lawson William Glackens Everett Shinn John Sloan George Luks “The Apostles of Ugliness” The New York Realists “The 8”: + George Bellows

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The

Ashcan School

of Artists

Ms. Susan M. PojerHorace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY


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Robert Henri

Arthur B. Davies

Maurice Prendergast

Ernest Lawson

William Glackens

Everett Shinn

John Sloan

George Luks

“The Apostles of Ugliness”

The New York Realists

“The 8”:

+ George Bellows


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Conservative in style, they were revolutionary in content.

  • Departure from the staid portraitures and genteel landscapes of the late 19c.

  • The intent of the artists was not social commentary.


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Characteristics of the Ashcan School

1. Gritty, urban scenes: - find beauty in the drab and ugly aspects of life.







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Characteristics of the Ashcan School

2. Portrayal of urban vitality.


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“Madison Square” Maurice Prendergast, 1901


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“The Mall in Central Park” Maurice Prendergast, 1901


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“Hammerstein’s Roof Garden” William Glackens, 1901



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“Tugboat and Lighter”William Glackens, 1904


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Characteristics of the Ashcan School

3. Captured the spontaneous moments in everyday life.


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“Skating in New York” William Glackens, 1910






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“Winter, Washington Square”William Glackens, 1907?


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“6th Avenue Elevated at 3rd Street”John Sloan, 1928


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Characteristics of the Ashcan School

4. Illustrated the process of Americanization.


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“Paddy Flannigan” George Bellows, 1908


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“Dutch Joe” Robert Henri, 1910






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Characteristics of the Ashcan School

5. These artists rebelled against the sentimental landscapes of 19c storybook illustrations.


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“Fire on 24th Street”Everett Shinn, 1907



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“Washington Square”Everett Shinn, 1910


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“Washington Square”William Glackens, 1910


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“March Day, Washington Square”William Glackens, 1912



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