1914The artist, John Sloan, and his wife, Dolly, summered in East Gloucester.People and Communities, Arts and Culture, Notable People, Art

Artists, Left to right: John Sloan, Dolly Sloan, Leon Kroll, Vi Organ, Marjorie Henri, Randall Davey, c. 1918. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 21005
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Artist John Sloan (1871-1951) and his wife Dolly rented Red Cottage in East Gloucester with their friends and fellow artists Charles and Alice Winter. During the summer, Sloan produced 90 paintings. He painted landscapes en plein air, adopting a new and colorful style that was in direct contrast to his usual style, which depicted the lives of the working class in New York City.

Sloan attracted a group of avant-garde Ashcan School artists to Gloucester. Robert Henri and many New York colleagues, students, and friends visited East Gloucester, focusing on the working waterfront but broadening into the landscape.

Rocky Neck Historic Art Trail. “The Red Cottage,” January 9, 2019. http://trail.rockyneckartcolony.org/index.php/the-red-cottage/. “John Sloan - From The Masses to the Cape Ann Shore.” Cape Ann Museum, https://www.capeannmuseum.org/exhibitions/john-sloan-gloucester-days/.
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