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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 203 ART THROUGH THE AGES

The Ashcan School and The Eight

THE FIRST STREET ART

 

Artists of the Ashcan School drew creative inspiration from the vibrant landscape of New York City in the early 20th century. Featuring non-idealized slices of American life, Ashcan imagery ranged from streetcars on muddy roads and quaint family scenes to women drying their hair on rooftops in lower-class neighborhoods.

WHEN & WHERE

c. 1908–1918

New York City, USA

Members of the Ashcan School focused on the often gritty realities of urban life, resisted the oppressiveness of academic art, and believed that any subject matter was valid. Some members ...

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