Palisades Amusement Park (Primary Title)

William Glackens, 1870 - 1938 (Artist)

ca. 1931
oil on canvas
Unframed: 17 1/2 × 24 in. (44.45 × 60.96 cm)
Framed: 20 1/4 × 30 1/4 in. (51.44 × 76.84 cm)
An original member of the so-called Ashcan group of urban realists as well as the rebellious Eight, William Glackens began his career as an artist-reporter working for newspapers and magazines. When he turned to painting, under the guidance of Robert Henri, he retained his sketchlike aesthetic, capturing vivid crowd scenes in New York’s streets and parks. In later years, the influence of French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir shaped Glackens’s loosely painted, vividly colored scenesof popular amusements, such as this one in Bergen County, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from Manhattan..
Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund
David Park Curry, “What’s in a Frame,” in Eli Wilner, ed., The Gilded Edge in America (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2000) p. 145.
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