- Glossary definition: Eight, Group of
Eight, Group of

A group of American painters and illustrators of the early 20th century, also dubbed the Ashcan School. They were Robert Henri, John Sloan, George Luks, William Glackens, Everett Shinn, Maurice Prendergast, Arthur Davies, and Ernest Lawson. Their work depicted such subjects as the streets and inhabitants of big cities with a vigorous sense of realism.

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