The Soda Fountain
East Point Gloucester
Bouquet Against Yellow Wallpaper
Bowl of Flowers
Flowers in A Blue Vase
Flowers on A Garden Chair
William Glackens (1870 - 1938) was an American painter and illustrator born in Philadelphia, Pa. He was co-founder of the 'Ashcan School' Art Movement, a group of eight painters who chose to exhibit un-juried work after being rejected by the National Academy. The subject matter of their paintings were often street scenes featuring city life. Everyday people at work or play.
Their exhibition in 1908 met with public approval and the paintings were sent on tour, curated by John Sloan. The eight are considered leading lights in the realist movement.
Painters like John Sloan, Robert Henri and Glackens studied and worked together, and of course, each felt the others influence. Glackens traveled to Europe in 1895 with a group of fellow painters, among them Sloan and Henri. He didn't attend school there, but painted independently.
Later in life, Glackens returned often to France, to paint and study the work of the Impressionists and Post Impressionists. His work took him away from the 'ashcan' movement he'd helped co-found. His paintings from those years show the much more colorful influence of Renoir.
Glackens became known for his portraits and later, for his still life work. If I had to choose only five paintings to take with me to a desert island, then Glackens' Still Life with Three Glasses would probably be one of them.
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William Glackens - Self Portrait