Ashcan School

The Ashcan School was a small group of artists who sought to document everyday life in turn-of-the-century New York City, capturing it in realistic and unglamorized paintings and etchings of urban street scenes. It largely consisted of {art henri-robert}Robert Henri{/} and his circle. Henri, an influential teacher, was an admirer of the unpretentious and masculine realism of {art eakins-thomas}Thomas Eakins{/} and Thomas Anshutz.

In addition to Henri, the Ashcan School consisted of {art bellows-george}George Bellows{/}, {art glackens-william}William Glackens{/}, Everett Shinn, George Luks and John Sloan.

The spirit of the Ashcan School was continued in the American Scene Painting of the 1920’s and 1930’s.

The list of Ashcan School artists

Glackens, William (1870 - 1938)
William Glackens was American Ashcan School painter. See 4 paintings available at the gallery.
Henri, Robert (1865 - 1929)
Robert Henri was American Ashcan School painter. See 4 paintings available at the gallery.