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Ashcan School

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Ashcan School, or “The Eight,” name given to a group of painters in New York City, formed in 1908, because they painted everyday aspects of city life. The Eight—Arthur Davies, William Glackens, Ernest Lawson, George Luks, Maurice Prendergast, Everett Shinn, Robert Henri, and John Sloan—differed in many ways but were united in their dislike of academicism. They were instrumental in organizing the Armory Show in New York in 1913, which introduced modern European art to the American public.

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