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John Sloan 1871-1951

September 19 – October 31, 1971
Ground Floor, Central Gallery (4,000 sq. ft.), G-8, G-9, G-10

John Sloan, The City from Greenwich Village, 1922, oil on canvas, Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1970.1.1

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 176 paintings and graphics including photographs, postcards, sketchbooks, a sketch box, a diary, and other materials represented all periods of Sloan's career. Among the loans was The Wake of the Ferry from the Phillips Collection, which was also reproduced as a United States commemorative 8-cent postage stamp honoring the Sloan centennial. The stamp was issued on August 2, the artist's birthday, in his birthplace in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, as part of the American artists postage series.

Organization: This exhibition, the 7th in the Gallery's series honoring American artists, was organized by David W. Scott with E. John Bullard and the artist's widow, Helen Farr Sloan, to mark the centennial of the artist's birth.

Attendance: 54,128

Catalog: John Sloan 1871-1951. His Life and Paintings, by David W. Scott; His Graphics, by E. John Bullard. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1971.

Other Venues: Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, November 20, 1971–January 16, 1972
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, February 15–April 2, 1972
City Art Museum of Saint Louis, March 4–June 18, 1972
Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Ohio, July 13–August 13, 1972
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, September 6–October 22, 1972

Sloan, John
American, 1871 - 1951