Lot 3177: Everett Shinn Original oil on wood panel 57x40 cm
22 October 2016
Chicago, IL, USALive Auction
Description: Everett Shinn Original oil on wood panel 57x40 cm. Hand signed. Everett Shinn (1876-1953), a painter, illustrator, designer, and playwright who was best known for his images of the theater, was born in New Jersey in 1876. He studied in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. At the same time, Shinn supported himself as an artist-reporter for the Philadelphia Press, where he became friends with William Glackens, George Luks, and John Sloan, whose style of urban realism influenced Shinn to depict the bleaker aspects of city life. In 1897 he moved to New York to continue his career as a newspaper and magazine illustrator. In 1890, shortly after his first major one-person exhibition in New York, Shinn and his wife traveled to England and France, where he was drawn to Parisian and British subjects. While in Paris, Shinn was inspired by the theater scenes of Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, and Jean-Louis Forain. His work changed dramatically
Condition Report: This is in excellent condition.