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Passing Schooner - John French Sloan 1917

Artist: John French Sloan (American, Title: Passing Schooner, 1917 Medium: Paintings, Oil on canvas

John French Sloan

John French Sloan, Ashcan School - "Sixth Avenue Elevated at Third Street" c.

John Sloan depicts a moody Village set apart from the rest of the city in his 1922 painting “The City From Greenwich Village.”  In his notes, he had this to say about the setting, the light, and “chopped up modern New York”:  “Looking south over lower Sixth Avenue from the roof of my Washington Place studio, on a winter evening. The distant lights of the great office buildings downtown are seen in the gathering darkness. The triangular loft building on the right had contained my studio for…

The “chopped out” city from Greenwich Village