Contemporary Work in Painting, 1928-1940
February 08 – March 07, 1942
John Sloan was born in 1871 at Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. He studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy under Thomas Anschutz. After working in Philadelphia for several years as staff artist for the Press and the Inquirer, he moved to New York. There he did illustrations for Harper's, Scribner's, and other magazines, and became associated in exhibitions with the group known as "The Eight," which included Glackens, Henri, Davies, Prendergast, Shinn, Lawson, and Luks. Out of their second exhibition grew the Society of Independent Artists, of which Sloan was later president. From 1914 until 1930 he was an instructor at the Art Students League of New York, and after a short period as instructor at the George Luks Art School, resumed his position at the Art Students League. Since 1919 he has divided his time between New York and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
This text was published in the exhibition brochure.