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Arts Everyday Living: Have You Heard of George Luks? Faces of Humanity–Young Girl to a Miner

American master George Luks (1867-1933) was a member of The Ash Can School, a group of artists based mainly in New York City, who generally focused on urban themes, often of working class subjects. However, The Miner symbolizes Luks’ Pennsylvania roots in the coal mining region of the Northeastern part of the state. In contrast, Portrait of a […]

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Arts Everyday Living: William Glackens, the Renoir of the 20th Century—At the Soda Fountain

American artist William Glackens (1870-1938) was also a member of The Eight who like his colleague Robert Henri focused on contemporary life.  However, the women portrayed in The Soda Fountain date from later in the 20th century, dressed in the fashion of the 1930s.  Glackens was also an admirer of Renoir and often incorporated the Impressionist’s warm […]

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