Shop Girls

William James Glackens American

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Like John Sloan, Glackens found his early subject in modern working women. This striking pastel, given to the Metropolitan by the modernist artist, critic, and collector A. E. Gallatin, captures the dynamism of crowded streets, where the mixing of genders, ethnicities, and classes increasingly defined urban life.

Shop Girls, William James Glackens (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1870–1938 Westport, Connecticut), Pastel and watercolor on illustration board, American

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