John Sloan's New York takes a close look at early-twentieth-century New York City through the eyes of Ashcan School artist John Sloan (1871–1951). Sample pages are available below, in PDF format.
John Sloan's compelling images of New York City are the subject of this generously illustrated book. His paintings, drawings, and prints clearly reflect his own experience of the city as he walked its neighborhoods and observed human dramas played out in streets and apartments. The editors situate Sloan's paintings within the geography and social fabric of New York. The contributors to the volume investigate a variety of topics, including Sloan's experience walking along the streets of New York City, his interest in the city's shop windows and sidewalks, his fascination with moving pictures and cinema aesthetics, and his relationships with John Butler Yeats and Robert Henri.
John Sloan's New York presents a unique perspective on New York and its people and also on John Sloan, who was captivated by the soul of the city.
The catalogue is edited by Delaware Art Museum's associate curator, Heather Campbell Coyle, and curator, Joyce K. Schiller. The museum is grateful to the following contributors: Molly S. Hutton, director, Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College; Susan Fillin-Yeh, independent scholar and retired museum director and curator, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College; Katherine E. Manthorne, professor of art history, Graduate Center, City University of New York; and Alexis L. Boylan, assistant professor of art history, University of Tennessee.
Published by the Delaware Art Museum in association with Yale University Press.
Sample Pages (PDF)
- Table of Contents
- Foreword and Preface
- Preview of "John Sloan's Urban Encounters," by Joyce K. Schiller and Heather Campbell Coyle
- Preview of "Walking in the City at the Turn of the Century: John Sloan's Pedestrian Aesthetics," by Molly S. Hutton
- Preview of "Images as Imaginary Documents: John Sloan's Sidewalks and Thresholds," by Susan Fillin-Yeh
- Preview of "John Sloan, Moving Pictures, and Celtic Spirits," by Katherine Manthorne
- Preview of "Best Friends Forever? John Sloan, Robert Henri, and the Problem of Memory," by Alexis L. Boylan