Jerome Myers (March 20, 1867 – June 19, 1940) was an American performer and writer united with the Ashcan School, particularly known for his approving depictions of the urban landscape and its people. He was one of the main organizers of the 1913 Armory Show, which introduced European modernism to America.
Born in Petersburg, Virginia and raised in Philadelphia, Trenton and Baltimore, he spent his adult energy in New York City. Myers worked briefly as an actor and scene painter. He next studied art for a year at Cooper Union followed by investigation at the Art Students League on height of a grow old of eight years where his main instructor was George de Forest Brush. In 1896 he went to Paris, but forlorn stayed a few months, believing that his main classroom was the streets of New York's Lower East Side. His strong interest and feelings for the other immigrants resulted in over a thousand drawings, as without difficulty as paintings, etchings and watercolors that depicted their lives external of the tenements which were their first homes in America.
In a 1923 magazine article he explained why cities were his greatest source of inspiration: