Ashcan School

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The Ash Can School was remembered on the USPS stamp.
The Ash Can School was remembered on the USPS stamp.

The Ashcan School was a realist artistic movement at the beginning of the 20th century, known for painting scenes of daily life in poor urban neighborhoods. It is often confused with a group known as "The Eight", whose members were:

The Eight exhibited as a group for the first and only time at the Macbeth Gallery in 1908, but they are still remembered as a group, despite the fact that their work was very diverse in terms of style and subject matter.

The Ashcan School was not an organized group, but rather the term was applied later to a group of artists, including Henri, Glackens, Shinn, Sloan, Luks, George Bellows (a Henri student), and others, who painted urban subject matter, primarily New York's poorer neighborhoods. They focused on their every day life, not just the poverty of the poorer neighborhoods.

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