Ashcan school

(redirected from Eight, the)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Eight, the: eight ball

Ashcan school

n.
A group of US painters of the early 20th century who painted realistic scenes of everyday urban life.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

ash′can school`


n.
(often caps.)
a group of American painters of the early 1900s whose paintings were derived from city life.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Although the lifetime risk of developing breast cancer has risen to one in eight, the risk of dying of the disease has remained relatively flat since the 1970s.