Artists are the only people in the world who really live. The others have to hope for heaven.
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|Birth:||2nd August, 1871|
|Death:||7th September, 1951|
John French Sloan was born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an American painter, one of the founders of the Ashcan school of American art. He was also a member of the group known as The Eight. He known for the vitality of his depictions of everyday life in New York City in the early 20th century. He was a commercial newspaper artist in Philadelphia, where he studied with Robert Henri. For most of his life he taught intermittently and, interested in social reform, did illustrations for the socialist periodical The Masses. In 1939, he published The Gist of Art. In works such as Sunday, Women Drying Their Hair, McSorley’s Bar, and Backyards, Greenwich Village, he drew his inspiration directly from life, from the warm, pungent humanity of the New York scene.
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