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Card Hand


An oil on board portrait painting by American artist John Sloan (1871 - 1951) depicting a half seated figure of a young woman in a white and red striped short sleeved blouse.  She is holding playing cards in her right hand. Torso study on verso.

John French Sloan, who was born in Lock Haven, PA, was an influential and leading figure in the Ashcan school of realist artists.  He is most widely known for his urban genre paintings.  Sloan first studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, then under Robert Henri.  Sloan was a member of "The Eight", the eight principal founders of the Ashcan School movement.

Artist: John French Sloan (1871 - 1951)

Title: Card Hand

Medium: Oil on board

Dates: c. 1936-1938

Dimensions: 20 in. x 16 in.

Culture: American

Accession Number: A1974.24.1

Credit: Gift of Mrs. Agatha Bell Kower

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