Tuesday, July 7, 2015

John Sloan Gloucester Days

The Cape Ann Museum  July 11, 2015 — Nov. 29, 2015

One of this country’s most important artists of the early 20th century and a highly respected teacher, John Sloan (1871-1951) spent five summers—1914 through 1918—living and working on Cape Ann. During that time he created nearly 300 finished oil paintings, using Gloucester’s rugged landscape as a backdrop to experiment with color and explore ideas about form, texture and light. Arguably the most productive period of his career, the body of work that Sloan created during this time continues to astonish and delight viewers a century after it was completed.

The Cape Ann Museum is proud to have five major works by John Sloan in its permanent collection:   

Sunflowers, Rocky Neck, 1914;

Old Cone (Uncle Sam), 1914;  

Glare on the Bay, c.1914;  

Red Warehouses at Gloucester, 1914;

and Dogtown, Ruined Blue Fences, 1916.

Approximately 30 additional works, drawn from public and private collections across the country, will also be on display.

More Gloucester images:

John Sloan: Gloucester Harbor


John Sloan:A Gloucester Day

John French Sloan American, 1871-1951 Breezy Day, Gloucester, Mass, 1915 Signed John Sloan (lr); inscribed Breezy Day and signed John Sloan on the reverse  

Foggy Bank, Rocky Neck - John Sloan 

JOHN SLOAN 1871 - 1951

Our Red Cottage, Gloucester - John French Sloan

Fishing Port, Gloucester - John French Sloan