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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
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28) After working as a photographer in Canada for a number of years, Geller came to Chicago in 1918 and studied in 1919 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with Ashcan School artist and visiting lecturer George Bellows.
It reflects both their experience within the art-school life class and beyond, contrasting this with work from his pre-New York days, and with the art of contemporaries outside of the Ashcan School.
Indeed, that objective is entrenched in one of the collection's early signature works, its jaunty and rather carefree portrait of Mrs Whitney herself in turquoise silk pyjamas, by the Ashcan school painter Robert Henri; it was painted in 1916, when she had already founded the Whitney Studio to assist and champion American artists (Fig.
Here, in force, are the regionalists who worked on the shores of Cape Cod and northern California, in Dallas and Charleston, SC, as well as the Ashcan School of New York, Hayter's Atelier 17, and countless other small ateliers and workshops well off the beaten paths and often unknown and unseen.
Clarifying that Bernstein was neither a student of Robert Henri nor a member of the Ashcan School, a long-held misconception, further underscores the extent to which an artist's critical trajectory is framed by the significance of her position or affiliation, at times understood as both a privilege and an anomaly.
It was carried on in America by the Ashcan school, which included such artists as George Bellows, Robert Henri, and Edward Hopper.
Coming from the urban realism of The Ashcan School, my newest portfolio works to move my inner vision of the world around me into reality; to make the invisible visible.
Unwanted by the Ashcan School alumni who formed the bulk of the Independents' founders; desired by the baby boomers of the '60s, who sought liberation from all constraints in art and life alike.
20) Rebecca Zurier, Picturing the City: Urban Vision and the Ashcan School (Berkeley: U of California P, 2006).
The old masters, the French Impressionists, the Ashcan School, the abstract expressionists and the other various schools and trends no doubt each has supporters and enthusiasts.
26) Stuart Davis quoted in Rebecca Zurrier, Picturing the City: Urban Vision and the Ashcan School (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006), 123.
Aesthetically, the Photo League was to photography what the Ashcan School was to painting: Its members' subjects were the tired, the poor, the huddled masses.