Monday, May 1

John Sloan, "Night Windows" (1902)


"In 1904, John Sloan married Anna 'Dolly' Wall and the couple moved from Philadelphia to New York, settling in Chelsea. The neighborhood had a shabby bohemian quality that appealed to them. According to Sloan’s second wife, Helen Farr Sloan, the artist first conceived of the etching series called New York City Life as he pounded the pavement in search of illustration work in Manhattan. ... The New York City Life series included thirteen etchings in all. Sloan completed the first ten between 1905 and 1906 and added three more between 1910 and 1911. As a set, they demonstrate Sloan’s ability to narrate anecdotal aspects of urban life. Night Windows, from 1910, depicts just the sort of scene Sloan might have observed from his apartment window.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art

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