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Description - John Sloan by Michael Lobel

The American realist artist John Sloan (1871?1951) is best known for his portrayals of daily life in early 20th-century New York and as a member of The Eight and the Ashcan School, alongside peers like Robert Henri, Everett Shinn, and George Luks. Sloan's artistic approach was shaped by his experience as a commercial illustrator, a type of work that inaugurated his professional career?at newspapers like the Philadelphia Press and later for mass-market magazines?and which he pursued even after he turned his focus to painting. In John Sloan: Drawing on Illustration, Michael Lobel explores the impact of Sloan's illustrating on his wider output, including his paintings, his drawings for the radical journal The?Masses, and his response to the watershed 1913 Armory Show. Illuminating the interaction between art and popular culture, this book provides an important new framework for understanding the modern genre of illustration, and in so doing touches on major 20th-century currents, including the rise and expansion of the mass media and the visual legacy of European modernism.]]>

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300195552
ISBN-10: 0300195559
Format: Hardback
(260mm x 211mm x 23mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 2-May-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Lobel

Michael Lobel is professor of art history at Purchase College, State University of New York.

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