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Girl Seated

Girl Seated

Artist: John Sloan (American, 1871 - 1951)
Date: 1903
Medium: drypoint print
Dimensions:
Support: 10 1/8 × 8 in. (25.7 × 20.3 cm)
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Gift of Michael and Mimi McGarrity in memory of Margaret Ann Casady, 2015
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2015.10
Description
This drypoint print is the museum’s earliest work by John Sloan. Printmaking and illustration were the primary focus of Sloan’s early career. In 1888 Sloan took a job at Porter & Coates, a bookstore and seller of fine prints, to support his family, and it was here that he first started making his own prints, which he sold at the shop. In 1890 he began his formal training in art and in 1892 joined the art staff of the Philadelphia Inquirer as an illustrator. That same year, Sloan met Robert Henri who encouraged him to explore painting while also supporting his printmaking, which remained a significant technique for Sloan over the course of his career.
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