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Girls Sliding


An etching on paper by American Ashcan school artist John Sloan (1871 - 1951) of the three young women sliding in the snow in Washington Square Park.  The lower portion of the Washington Square Arch can be seen in the background in the upper left portion of the etching.

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: Girls Sliding

Medium: Etching on paper

Dates: 1915

Dimensions: 10" H x 13" W

Signature/Inscription: In Plate: John Sloan '15 (Reversed) - Lower right; Below print: Girls Sliding/ John Sloan/ 100 proofs

Culture: American

Accession Number: A1983.7.1

Credit: Gift of Ruth Pierce

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