1912-1916Artist John Sloan (1871-1951) became the art editor for The Masses magazine.People and Communities, Arts and Culture, Notable People, Art

John Sloan, c. 1917. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 20849
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The Masses was published in New York and created an alliance between art and politics in America. Sloan was the art editor and worked for no pay, as did other Gloucester artists Charles and Alice Beach Winters, Stuart Davis (1894-1964), and George Bellows (1882 – 1925). The Masses ended in 1918, but it left an enduring and inspiring legacy for artists and others who were to focus on social justice and progressive politics.

The Masses Collection at Michigan State University, [http://spc.lib.msu.edu/html/materials/collections/masses/ index.html Baigell, Matthew, A History of American Art, Praeger Publishers, Inc., New York, 1971
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