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John Sloan's Lecture

Peggy Bacon (American, 1895–1987) Portrait of John Sloan (American, 1871–1951)
Peggy Bacon took several classes at the Art Students League in New York from painter John Sloan (1871-1951). Sloan is perhaps best known as a member of "The Eight," a group of artists formed in 1907 to protest the restrictive exhibition policies of the New York-based National Academy of Design. His candid yet often humorous paintings and prints of daily life in New York had a major impact on Bacon, who approached her subject matter in a similar manner.

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