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  1. The Ashcan School of Artists Ms. Susan M. PojerHorace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY

  2. 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

  3. 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.

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

  5. “Eviction” - Everett Shinn, 1904

  6. “Cross Streets of New York” Everett Shinn, 1899

  7. “Cliff Dwellers” – George Bellows, 1908

  8. “A Woman’s Work” – John Sloan, 1912

  9. “Night Windows” – John Sloan, 1910

  10. Characteristics of the Ashcan School 2. Portrayal of urban vitality.

  11. “Madison Square” Maurice Prendergast, 1901

  12. “The Mall in Central Park” Maurice Prendergast, 1901

  13. “Hammerstein’s Roof Garden” William Glackens, 1901

  14. “Recruiting in Union Square” John Sloan, 1909

  15. “Tugboat and Lighter”William Glackens, 1904

  16. Characteristics of the Ashcan School 3. Captured the spontaneous moments in everyday life.

  17. “Skating in New York” William Glackens, 1910

  18. “Descending from the BusWilliam Glackens

  19. “Sunday—Women Drying Their Hair” John Sloan, 1910

  20. “Family Group” – William Glackens, 1910

  21. “The Shoppers” – William Glackens, 1907

  22. “Winter, Washington Square”William Glackens, 1907?

  23. “6th Avenue Elevated at 3rd Street”John Sloan, 1928

  24. Characteristics of the Ashcan School 4. Illustrated the process of Americanization.

  25. “Paddy Flannigan” George Bellows, 1908

  26. “Dutch Joe” Robert Henri, 1910

  27. “Allen Street” - George Luks, 1905

  28. “McSorley’s Bar” – John Sloan, 1912

  29. “A Stag at Sharkey’s Place” George Bellows, 1917

  30. “Parade, Washington Square”, 1912

  31. Characteristics of the Ashcan School 5. These artists rebelled against the sentimental landscapes of 19c storybook illustrations.

  32. “Fire on 24th Street”Everett Shinn, 1907

  33. “Morning Snow on the Hudson”George Bellows, 1910

  34. “Washington Square”Everett Shinn, 1910

  35. “Washington Square”William Glackens, 1910

  36. “March Day, Washington Square”William Glackens, 1912

  37. “Snow in New York” – Robert Henri, 1901