Monday, July 24

The Gramercy mansion in a John Sloan painting

"He often came across subjects for his work near Washington Square, or Union or Madison Squares. But in 1912, after moving from Sixth Avenue to 155 East 22nd Street, John Sloan trained his outsider’s eye on Gramercy Park (fellow social realist painter George Bellows’ territory), where he painted two women tending to a baby in a carriage on a warm, lush day. Sloan 'found his subjects in his immediate surroundings; the streets he traveled and the people he encountered were immediately translated to canvas,' wrote Margarita Karasoulas on ..."
Ephemeral New York