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            EVERETT  SHINN     
            1876–1953

EVERETT SHINN

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Everett Shinn became widely known as one of "The Eight"—that group of American artists who first exhibited together at New York's Macbeth Gallery in 1908. United by a common interest in urban realism and a disdain for the conservative policies of the National Academy of Design, these painters challenged the art establishment. Shinn began as a newspaper illustrator for the Philadelphia Press. Drawing noteworthy events in the life of a city shaped his later artistic direction. He became especially fascinated by popular theater and represented this subject in a variety of artistic mediums.

Zaida Ben-Yusuf (active 1896-1915)
Platinum print, circa 1905
Not published
ARTnews Collection, New York City
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