JOHN SLOAN Signed 1905 Etching - "The Women's Page". This is a superb original signed and numbered limited edition etching by acclaimed artist JOHN SLOAN (American, 1871 §1951), dating from 1905. This rare original etching is entitled " The Women's Page " (Morse 132) and is signed in pencil by the artist on the front lower right "John Sloan".It is also titled in pencil on the lower center and numbered on the lower left "100 Proofs". It is a rich, clean impression. This is from Sloan's "NYC Life" series, and he wrote of it: Observation of life in furnished rooms back of my 23rd St. Zigrosser, quoting Sloan, wrote: It was chosen by Sloan as one of his favorite prints,'perhaps the best all-around example, both in subject matter and treatment'. " It is in good condition aside from a line of toning at the mat opening, measures 5" x 7" (plate), 8 ½ " x 11 ½ " (sheet), and is matted and framed for a total size of 13" x 14 ½ (there is some wear to the frame). Copley Library, La Jolla, California. Born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, John Sloan became one of the major early 20th- century figures in New York, pioneering in 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.
He worked for a print dealer and as illustrator for the "Philadelphia Inquirer" and the Philadelphia Press. He also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy with Thomas Anshutz and met Robert Henri. In 1904, he moved to New York and while continuing as an illustrator, became a part of Henri's circle of urban realists. He was an avid walker who continually strolled the streets for subject matter, especially exploring Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side.His work with great humanitarian bent flourished especially during this time because he was so committed emotionally to his subject matter. He taught at the Art Students League, and his students included Reginald Marsh, Raphael Soyer, and Alexander Calder. Opposing the traditional hold that the National Academy had over the art world in America, he exhibited as one of "The Eight" in 1908 at the Macbeth Gallery. In 1913, he was much affected by the Armory Show exhibition of modernist painting, particularly the Post-Impressionist, Fauve, and Cubist works and after that year became experimenting with more radical painting styles. He was also an avid etcher.
Influenced by his friend Henri, who had spent summers of 1916 and 1917 in New Mexico, Sloan and his wife Dolly first visited Santa Fe in 1919. From that time, he made several painting trips to the Southwest and was active in the Santa Fe colony and in getting other eastern artists to head West. The item "JOHN SLOAN Signed 1905 Original Etching The Women's Page" is in sale since Friday, April 8, 2011. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "skf-fineart" and is located in Los Angeles, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.