John French Sloan

(American, 1871–1951)

John Sloan was a prominent member of the Ashcan School of painters. Employing impasto brushstrokes and nuanced color, he depicted everyday scenes of New York, as seen in his works Chinese Restaurant (1909) and McSorley’s Bar (1912). “Every good picture leaves the painter eager to start again, unsatisfied, inspired by the rich mine in which he is working, hoping for more energy, more vitality, more time—condemned to painting for life,” the artist once reflected. Born John French Sloan on August 2, 1871 in Lock Haven, PA, he grew up in Philadelphia where he worked at a print shop as teenager to help support his family. Sloan went on to work as an illustrator for the The Philadelphia Inquirer while enrolled in Thomas Anshutz’s evening painting classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. During the early 1890s, Sloan met the artist Robert Henri, who encouraged the younger painter to copy the works of Édouard Manet and Frans Hals. Sloan moved to New York in 1904, where began painting the lives of working class people amidst the backdrop of Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side. The artist’s empathy towards his subject’s difficult lives led him to join the Socialist Party in 1910. From 1918 onward, Sloan spent each summer in Santa Fe, NM, where he painted the landscape as well as the local Native American tribes. The artist died on September 7, 1951 in Hanover, NH. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., among others.
John French Sloan (2,045 results)

John French Sloan

"Up the Line, Miss?"

Sale Date: February 22, 2016

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'Up the line, Miss?', 1930

John French Sloan

'Up the line, Miss?', 1930

Sale Date: October 12, 1995

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1928 - ODALISQUEOR ANGNA ENTERS

John French Sloan

1928 - ODALISQUEOR ANGNA ENTERS

Sale Date: February 21, 1992

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6th Avenue, Greenwich Village, 1923

John French Sloan

6th Avenue, Greenwich Village, 1923

Sale Date: February 20, 2013

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A ball at the academy

John French Sloan

A ball at the academy

Sale Date: December 4, 2011

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A figure with a mule, 1931–1931

John French Sloan

A figure with a mule, 1931–1931

Sale Date: June 13, 2001

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A Gloucester day, 1915

John French Sloan

A Gloucester day, 1915

Sale Date: May 25, 2006

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A neighbor's garden, 1916–1916

John French Sloan

A neighbor's garden, 1916–1916

Sale Date: November 28, 2001

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A rural landscape with wagon, horse and dog..., 1908

John French Sloan

A rural landscape with wagon, horse and dog..., 1908

Sale Date: December 3, 2008

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A seated nude

John French Sloan

A seated nude

Sale Date: December 1, 1999

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A thirst for art, 1939–1939

John French Sloan

A thirst for art, 1939–1939

Sale Date: May 2, 2003

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A thirst for art, 1939–1939

John French Sloan

A thirst for art, 1939–1939

Sale Date: May 10, 1988

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A thirst for art, 1939

John French Sloan

A thirst for art, 1939

Sale Date: May 11, 1995

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A thirst for art, 1939

John French Sloan

A thirst for art, 1939

Sale Date: April 30, 2008

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A thirst for art, 1939–1939

John French Sloan

A thirst for art, 1939–1939

Sale Date: March 2, 2004

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A thirst for art, 1939–1939

John French Sloan

A thirst for art, 1939–1939

Sale Date: May 6, 2004

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A thirst for art, 1939

John French Sloan

A thirst for art, 1939

Sale Date: November 6, 1996

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A THIRST FOR ART, 1939

John French Sloan

A THIRST FOR ART, 1939

Sale Date: April 30, 2019

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A Thirst for Art, 1939

John French Sloan

A Thirst for Art, 1939

Sale Date: September 20, 2012

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A thirst for art, 1939

John French Sloan

A thirst for art, 1939

Sale Date: July 28, 2011

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A Thirst for Art, 1939

John French Sloan

A Thirst for Art, 1939

Sale Date: November 5, 2013

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A Thirst for Art, 1939

John French Sloan

A Thirst for Art, 1939

Sale Date: October 30, 2013

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A thirst for art, 1939–1939

John French Sloan

A thirst for art, 1939–1939

Sale Date: March 5, 1986

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A THIRST FOR ART, 1939–1939

John French Sloan

A THIRST FOR ART, 1939–1939

Sale Date: December 6, 1990

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