Artist Birthdays November 6 – EVERETT SHINN

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EVERETT SHINN (November 6, 1876 – May 1, 1953)

  • Nationality: American
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Ashcan School
  • ARTiFact: He spent a year (1890) working at the Thackery Gas Fixture Works designing light fixtures, but was fired for doodling in the margins of his plans.
  • Artist Quote: “It’s just that the uptown life with all its glitter was more good-looking… Ah, the clothes then, the movement of the satins, women’s skirts and men’s coats and swish of wild boas, oh Lord.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Dancer In White Before the Footlights, 1910.

Everett Shinn. Dancer in White Before the Footlights, 1910.

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