John Sloan was an American painter born on 2 August 1871 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. Encouraged by his father, an amateur painter, Sloan pursued an art career and left school as a teenager. He practiced etching by copying prints from the bookstore where he worked. Sloan studied at the Spring Garden Institute and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
In 1904, Sloan moved to New York, where he exhibited with an organization called The Eight that he co-founded. Sloan was a massive contributor to the development and popularization of the group. From 1916, he taught art at the Art Students League and headed the Society of Independent Artists. He died from surgery complications on 7 September 1951 in Hanover, New Hampshire.
What was John Sloan Known For?
John Sloan was known for his realist depictions of urban life. Sloan’s oil paintings tell a story of the urban life of various people, simultaneously showing the viewer the individual and collective personalities of his subjects. His later works were landscapes of the Southwest region of America, as well as nudes and figure paintings.
Who was John Sloan Influenced By?
The Art Noveau style predominant in America influenced Sloan’s earliest works. His newspaper illustrations often contained witty subjects, games, and puzzles. Robert Henri and his circle of artist friends influenced Sloan’s mature artworks. After his move to New York City, Sloan associated with these artists and began painting depictions of city life.
What Art Movement was John Sloan Associated With?
John Sloan was associated with the Realism art movement. Sloan’s group – The Eight – focused on capturing urban scenes in the most natural form.
John Sloan Artwork
Sloan’s paintings have influenced the development of Social Realism in the American art world. Below are some of them
Boy with Piccolo
Gray and Brass
Movies, Five Cents
Six O’Clock, Winter
South Beach Bathers
Spring Night, New York
Sunday, Women Drying Their Hair
The City from Greenwich Village
The Picnic Grounds
Wake of the Ferry
All John Sloan Artwork on Artchive
|Fifth Avenue, New York||1909-1911||Oil On Canvas|
|Clown Making Up||1909||Oil On Canvas|
|Pigeons||1910||Oil on Canvas|
|Six O'Clock, Winter||1912||Oil on Canvas|
|South Beach Bathers||1907-08||Oil on Canvas|
|Election Night||1907||Oil on Canvas|
|McSorley's Back Room||1912||Oil on Canvas|
|McSorley's Bar||1912||Oil on Canvas|