WILLIAM JAMES GLACKENS
He began his career as an illustrator at the Philadelphia Press publishing house, then studied at the Pennsylvan Academy of Fine Arts with Robert Henry. In 1895 he went to Paris for a year; After returning to Philadelphia he began to paint landscapes in the style of J. McNeill Whistler. In 1898, together with the artist George Lax, traveled to Cuba; returning to his native city, he created mostly pictures dedicated to the streets and squares of the big city. In 1906 he again visited France, made a trip to Spain. In 1908 he exhibited his works together with representatives of the New York school of garbage cans. Having moved to New York, he continued to draw on his favorite topic - the scenes of the life of a big city. Stylistically, his work is close to the work of the Impressionists, in particular Edward Manet. He was one of the members of the Ashkan group.
The book contains more than 100 full-sized artist's illustrations.