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Metropolitan Lives: The Ashcan Artists and Their New York

Rebecca Zurier, Robert W. Snyder, and Virginia M. Mecklenburg

Copublished with W. W. Norton & Company
232 pp.: ill. (some col.)
ISBN: ISBN 0-937311-27-8

Hardcover, $50.00 $37.50

The six artists whose earthy, urban subjects led critics to call them the "Ashcan School" are featured in this book. The authors document how closely the work of these artists reflected current events and social concerns at the turn of the century. Newspaper clippings, postcards, and other ephemera of the period are reproduced.

Reviews in Brief

"The handsome, 232-page exhibition catalogue, with useful essays by three curators placing artwork in the context of the times, contains over 200 reproductions of art and archival materials." — Stephen May, Antiques and the Arts Weekly

"A handsomely illustrated catalog." — The Washington Times