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Everett Shinn


(b Woodstown, NJ, 6 Nov 1876; d New York, 1 May 1953).

American painter, illustrator, designer, playwright and film director. He studied industrial design at the Spring Garden School in Philadelphia from 1888 to 1890. In 1893 he became an illustrator at the Philadelphia Press. Simultaneously he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, where he met Robert Henri, John Sloan, William J. Glackens and George Luks. Their style of urban realism prompted him to depict the bleak aspects of city life. In 1897 Shinn moved to New York and produced illustrations for several newspapers and magazines, for example Mark Twain (March 1900; see Perlman, p. 80), a frontispiece for The Critic. He also drew sketches for a novel by William Dean Howells on New York; although the novel was not published, Shinn’s drawings brought him national recognition.





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The Canfield Gambling House


Girl with Japanese Lanterns


Ladies on a Swing




Vaudeville Dancer


Two Girls Dressing for a Party


Tinsel toes


The East River at Night


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