|The Red Skirt, 1947 by Robert Motherwell|
oil on composition board 48" x 24"
Whitney Museum collection image via
William Glackens is most commonly known as one of the members of the early 20th century painting school know as the Eight or the Ashcan School. Glackens began his artistic life as an illustrator. Images of New York City scenes with humorously observed renderings of street life are a glimpse into what life was like in the early 20th century.
|Far from the Fresh Air Farm: The Crowded City Street, with Its Dangers and Temptations, Is a Pitiful Makeshift Playground for Children, |
by William Glackens 1911 Crayon heightened with watercolor on paper
24 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches.
Nova Southeastern University Museum of Art via
|The Artists Daughter in Chinese Costume, 1918|
by William Glackens
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale
|Cape Cod Pier, 1908 by William Glackens Oil on canvas 26 x 32 inches |
Collection of Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University via
|The Little Pier,1914 by William Glackens Oil on Canvas 25 x 30 inches. |
The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia and Merion, PA via
The Glackens show is at the Parrish until October 13th after which it travels to the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia beginning November 8th and running until February 2nd. Go here for the NY Times review The Beauty of the Everyday which includes more images of his amazing work. I may go again.