"The Saloon In New York"   Lot no. 874

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By John French Sloan 1871-1951

1908 (Estimated)
11.00" x 21.75"
Watercolor and Ink on Paper
Initialed Lower Right



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Literature: A.H. Gleason, "The Saloon in New York," Collier's Magazine, May 2, 1908, vol. 41, p. 12, frontispiece illustration. E.H. Hawkes, John Sloan's Illustrations in Magazines & Books, Wilmington, Delaware, 1993, p. 83, no. 196, illustrated.


Also published by Collier's Magazine on March 8, 1908

Exhibitions: Norman Rockwell Museum, The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator. June 7, 2014 - October 26, 2014. (picture of exhibition above)

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John French Sloan worked for the Philadelphia Press as a young newspaper artist, together with William Glackens, George Luks and Everett Shinn, all of whom studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. They subsequently became members of “The Eight,” but for some years continued to paint for exhibitions at the same time they were illustrating for the magazines.

   Sloan came to New York in 1905 and became interested in recording city life and the social upheaval as he saw it around him. He became famous for his illustrations on his subject for the radical magazines, The Masses, The Call, and Progressive Women. He also contributed to McClure’s, Collier’s, and Cosmopolitan.

   He later devoted himself exclusively to painting, etching, and lithography, and is represented in many major collections and museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

   For several years, Sloan taught at the Art Students League in New York. He was elected president in 1918 of the Society of Independent Artists, a position he held for the rest of his life. Sloan summarized much of his painting philosophy in his book, Gist of Art, published by American Artists Group in 1939. A comprehensive collection of his work was donated by Helen Farr Sloan to the Delaware Art Museum in 1978.