About the Artist
Born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, John Sloan (1852-1931) became one of the
major early 20th- century figures in New York, pioneering the
Social Realist movement with Robert Henri and his circle.
He was also an illustrator and early eastern painter in the Southwest.
Sloan moved with his family to Philadelphia where he attended Central
High School and became a close friend of William Glackens.