Ashcan School

An art movement in the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Ashcan School is known for works portraying scenes of working-class daily life painted in a realist style. Artists in the loosely organized group included John French Sloan, Everett Shinn, Robert Henri, Theresa Bernstein, George Bellows and William Glackens.

John French Sloan. McSorley’s Bar. Oil on canvas. 1912. Detroit Institute of Arts.