A Woman's Work
The Chinese Restaurant
Spring Planting - Greenwich Village
John French Sloan (1871 - 1951) born in Pennsylvania, was an American painter at a time when painting was in a state of tremendous flux, world history was re-shaping itself and representational artists were being overshadowed by the 'new modernism'. An early believer in 'socialism', Sloan was a leading member of the 'Ashcan' school of painting (a name he apparently hated). Sloan is known for his depictions of 'everyday' city life and down-to-earth subject matter. One of his most famous works is the painting of McSorley's Bar (1912) in Manhattan.
To read more about John French Sloan, please check his Wikipedia page here.
For more about Sloan's work, please link here.
John French Sloan - Self Portrait with Pipe
These paintings are slices of life! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I adore the ashcan school. thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
gautami tripani: You're welcome. :)Sloan's everyday slice of life paintings are memorable as works of art but also as portals into a kind of lost world.ReplyDelete
Pat: Me too! You're welcome. :)ReplyDelete
I just love the paintings of New York City, especially the woman at work and then the garden.ReplyDelete
Excellent art for a Saturday afternoon.
And for a research project; will look up more of his "Ashcan" art.
Did you ever see Jane Freudlich or Nell Blaine's watercolors? One of them lived on my block and painted scenes I recognize.
I know you have no restraint when it comes to paintings - that is one of the things I love about your blog so please don´t change :)ReplyDelete
Love John Sloan!!ReplyDelete
You've chosen another painter I particularly like. I thought I recognized him, but as I scrolled down, I wasn't sure. I think his style changes from painting to painting, although it's recognizable in many of them. I'm not fond of his people, but I love the cityscapes.ReplyDelete
Kathy:I'm a big admirer of paintings of NYC, especially those by Sloan. I've seen Nell Blaine's work online, but not the other artist you mention.ReplyDelete
Sloan also did a favorite painting of a scene in Venice. I'll post it when I get to talking Italian mysteries. :)
Dorte: 'No restraint' is my middle name...uh, names. Ha!ReplyDelete
Glad you're enjoying my blog. :)
curator: Me too! One of the things I love most about the internet is this facility for finding favorite artists in the blink of an eye. Then you can spend as little or as much time as you like learning more. One thing leads to another. It can get very involving if you're not careful. But I don't seem to mind. :)ReplyDelete
Joan: He's not a complete master of people, it's the scene, I think, that interested him most.ReplyDelete
But I think several of his paintings would suffer without the inclusion of the human element.
His self-portraits are quite good.
We have many Sloans here at the Delaware Art Museum. The more I see, the better I like. Very nice Sunday salon.ReplyDelete
Healigan: I'm a big fan of Sloan since my recent discover of his work. Thanks for dropping by and taking a look. :)ReplyDelete
I'll look out for the Sloan painting of Venice, one of my virtual vacation locations.ReplyDelete
I didn't realize it was a Sloan until I double checked. Before I post it I'll triple check.ReplyDelete
OK, but for me, I'll look at any photos of Italy.ReplyDelete
I love Sloan's works Yvette! Although thye are painted in an earlier era they are such familiar scenes to me!ReplyDelete
It may be time for a John Sloan Fan Club, Pat. :)ReplyDelete
I remember all these scenes from having grown up in NYC - even in the late forties and fifties. It's all so familiar to me as well. I think my brother used to frequent McSorley's later on when he reached drinking age. :)