8, the Eight or the Ashcan School

An early 20th century group of American painters and illustrators. Their work depicted inhabitants and streets of big cities such as New York. At the time the group was considered somewhat of an anachronism, mainly because they painted in a realistic fashion.

The group consisted of John Sloan (1871-1951), Robert Henry (1865-1929), George Luks (1867-1933), William Glackens (1870-1938), Maurice Prendercast (1859-1924), Everett Shinn (1867-1953), Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928, and Ernest Lawson (1873-1939). See also American Realism

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