Ashcan school

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Ashcan school

n.
A group of US painters of the early 20th century who painted realistic scenes of everyday urban life.

ash′can school`


n.
(often caps.)
a group of American painters of the early 1900s whose paintings were derived from city life.
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Noun1.Ashcan School - a group of United States painters founded in 1907 and noted for their realistic depictions of sordid aspects of city life
school - a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers; "the Venetian school of painting"
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles
2.Ashcan school - early 20th-century United States painting; portrays realistic and sordid scenes of city life
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles