Everett Shinn

Everett Shinn (November 6, 1876 – May 1, 1953) was an American painter and believer of the urban realist Ashcan School.

Shinn started as a newspaper illustrator in Philadelphia, demonstrating a scarce facility for depicting successful movement, a capacity that would, however, soon be eclipsed by photography. Here he worked later William J. Glackens, George Luks and John Sloan, who became core-members of the Ashcan School, led by Robert Henri, which defied official great taste in favour of robust images of real life. Shinn is best known for scenes of crash or street violence, as with ease as theatrical subjects, regarding the theatre as a place of to your liking illusion. Shinn was the deserted Ashcan artiste who preferred to deed in pastels. He was reportedly a model for the protagonist of Theodore Dreiser's novel The "Genius".

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