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William Glackens
Beach Umbrellas at Blue Point
about 1915
26 x 32 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Glackens

Glackens's lively and colorful views of resort towns on the south shore of Long Island, New York, depict the leisure activities of a growing middle class in America—tourists who had the means to escape the heat of the city during the summertime.