The Ashcan School of Art

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The Ashcan School of Artists Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace 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 progressive in substance. Takeoff from the staid pictures and cultured scenes of the late 19c. The aim of the specialists was not social analysis.

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Characteristics of the Ashcan School 1. Coarse, urban scenes: - discover magnificence in the dreary and appalling parts of life.

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"Ousting" - Everett Shinn, 1904

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"Cross Streets of New York" Everett Shinn, 1899

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"Bluff Dwellers" – George Bellows, 1908

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"A Woman's Work" – John Sloan, 1912

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"Night Windows" – John Sloan, 1910

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Characteristics of the Ashcan School 2. Depiction of urban essentialness.

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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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"Enrolling in Union Square" John Sloan, 1909

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"Tugboat and Lighter" William Glackens, 1904

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Characteristics of the Ashcan School 3. Caught the unconstrained minutes in regular day to day existence.

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"Skating in New York" William Glackens, 1910

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"Plunging from the Bus William Glackens

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"Sunday—Women Drying Their Hair" John Sloan, 1910

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"Family Group" – William Glackens, 1910

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"The Shoppers" – William Glackens, 1907

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"Winter, Washington Square" William Glackens, 1907?

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

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Characteristics of the Ashcan School 4. Outlined the procedure of Americanization.

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"Paddy Flannigan" George Bellows, 1908

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"Dutch Joe" Robert Henri, 1910

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"Allen Street" - George Luks, 1905

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"McSorley's Bar" – John Sloan, 1912

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"A Stag at Sharkey's Place" George Bellows, 1917

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"Parade, Washington Square", 1912

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Characteristics of the Ashcan School 5. These craftsmen opposed the wistful scenes of 19c storybook outlines.

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"Fire on 24 th Street" Everett Shinn, 1907

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"Morning Snow on the Hudson" George Bellows, 1910

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"Washington Square" Everett Shinn, 1910

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"Washington Square" William Glackens, 1910

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"Walk Day, Washington Square" William Glackens, 1912

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"Snow in New York" – Robert Henri, 1901

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