New York Ashcan School

Lecture |

Thursday 2 June 2011 - 14:30 until 15:30

The Ashcan School were rebels with a cause. Robert Henri led a short-lived group of artists called The Eight who, in 1908,
showed work that was very different from the prevailing academic style. ‘Go out and paint what is real’, exhorted Henri: so they
painted street urchins, scenes in bars and parks and at the theatre and the wrestling ring. Several members of this group,
including William Glackens, George Luks, Everett Shinn and John Sloan, came to be identified as the Ashcan School – American
artists who painted scenes of everyday urban life in New York during the years leading up to the First World War.

Lecture by Marina Vaizey

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