The Ashcan School (Ash Can School) was an american artistic movement in the early twentieth century. The artists included in the movement are famous for their realistic paintings often portraying daily life in some of New York’s poorer areas.
Famous artists of the Ashcan School were Robert Henri, George Luks, William Glackens, John Sloan and Everett Shinn.
On this day, 147 years ago, the American realist painter William Glackens was born. As one of the founders of the Ashcan School of American Art, Glackens would go on to be an important figures in 19th and 20th century American art.