Copyist at the Metropolitan Museum


John Sloan ( American, 1871 - 1951 )

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The pursuit of culture receives affectionate teasing in this work by John Sloan, leader of the Ashcan school, the group of artists in early 20th-century New York who embraced the urban scene. In the rarified world of the museum, all types of people mix together—a situation that doubtless delighted Sloan, a dedicated socialist and keen observer of the fun and foibles of the modern city.

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William Keyse Rudolph, DMA label copy, 2005.

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