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 William James Glackens  (1870 - 1938)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/New York/Connecticut / France      Known for: genre, figure, landscape and still-life painting

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BIOGRAPHY for William James Glackens
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Birth
1870 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
 
Death
1938 (Westport, Connecticut)

Lived/Active
Pennsylvania/New York/Connecticut / France


Artist with daughter Lenna in 1914


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genre, figure, landscape and still-life painting

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New York Armory Show of 1913
Impressionists Pre 1940
San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
Paris Pre 1900
Born in Philadelphia, William Glackens became an Impressionist painter who modified the style by retaining delineation of figures. But early in his career, he was an active Social Realist when the 'Ash Can' approach to painting was being promoted by Glackens' good friend, Robert Henri. However, Glackens eschewed subjects of the seamier side of society and adopted more refined depictions such as upper class persons strolling in parks, sitting in cafes, and studio posed still lifes and figures. Of (showing 500 of 9356 characters).



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