August 2, 2016
John Sloan (1871-1905), Fifth Avenue Critics, 1905, etching, 4 9/16 x 6 11/16 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift of the Mahonri M. Young Estate, 1959.
American artist John Sloan was born on this day in 1871. He was a widely-recognized member of the Ashcan school of American art, an artistic movement focused on depictions of life in New York City and other city centers.