William Glackens Photo

William Glackens

Born: Mar 13, 1870

Death: May 22, 1938

Birthplace: Philadelphia

Profession: Artist

Nationality: United States

William Glackens

Date of Birth : Mar 13, 1870
Date of Death : May 22, 1938
Birth Place : Philadelphia

William James Glackens was an American realist painter and one of the founders of the Ashcan School of American art. He is also known for his work in helping Albert C. Barnes to acquire the European paintings that form the nucleus of the famed Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. His dark-hued, vibrantly painted street scenes and depictions of daily life in pre-WW I New York and Paris first established his reputation as a major artist. His later work was brighter in tone and showed the strong influence of Renoir. During much of his career as a painter, Glackens also worked as an illustrator for newspapers and magazines in Philadelphia and New York City.


  • Artist
  • Painter
  • Visual Artist

Also known as

  • William J. Glackens
  • William James Glackens


  • Edith Dimock
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