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William Glackens    (American, 1870-1938)

 William Glackens - [Picking Fruit] (Paintings) h: 18 x w: 15 in / h: 45.7 x w: 38.1 cm
William Glackens
[Picking Fruit] circa 1925
 William Glackens - Summer in the Park (Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)) h: 16.8 x w: 21 in / h: 42.7 x w: 53.3 cm
William Glackens
Summer in the Park circa 1910

1870 Born in Philadelphia, PA
1890 Attended Central High School in Philadelphia along with John Sloan and the collector Albert C. Barnes
1891 Became an artist-reporter for the Philadelphia Record
1892 - 1895 Worked for the Philadelphia Press with John Sloan, George Luks, and Everett Shinn
1895 Traveled to France and The Netherlands
1898 Accompanied the U.S. Army to Cuba to record the Spanish-American War for McClure's magazine
1904 Gave up illustration in order to devote himself to painting
1906 Made a second trip to Europe
1908 Returned to New York to prepare for an exhibition of paintings by The Eight
1913 Served as chairman of the committee that selected American art for the Armory Show
1917 Was first president of the Society of Independent Artists
1925 - 1932 Divided his time between New York and France, but he continued his involvement in the New York art world and his friendship with other artists associated with The Eight
1938 Died in Westport, CT

1984 Shock of Modernism, Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Long Island, NY
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