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Creator Name: Sloan, John
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1871 - 1951
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: John Sloan
Title: A Woman's Work
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1912
Creation End Date: 1912
Creation Date: 1912
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Framed: 97cm x 82cm x 5.5cm, Unframed: 80.3cm x 65.4cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower right: "John Sloan -"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1964.160
Credit Line: Gift of Amelia Elizabeth White
Provenance: Sold c. 1939 to Amelia White, Santa Fe.
Context: John Sloan, a journalist and cartoonist from Philadelphia, explored social issues more vigorously than any other Ash Can artist. Compassion for the oppressed led him to depict the immigrant communities of Manhattan's Lower East Side. According to Sloan's diary, this picture was painted in March 1912 at his apartment on East 22nd Street in New York. Returning several times to the theme of this painting, Slaon wrote, "The subject, a woman putting out her wash, is one that never loses its charm for me." Sloan's images of tthe working poor are endowed with nostalgia and admiration for a spirit he believed was unspoiled by middle-class American values.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1964.160
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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