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1) William James Glackens, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 13, 1870 to May 22, 1938 (age 68), was an American realist painter and one of the founders of the Ashcan School.
2) 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.
3) 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.
4) His later work was brighter in tone and showed the strong influence of Renoir. During much of his career as a painter, he also worked as an illustrator for newspapers and magazines in Phil. & NY City.
5) Later Glackens became best known for his portraits, and late in his life he focused on still lifes. Despite changing the subject matter, his work was clearly of one who loved the fluid oil on canvas.
6) The largest collection of Glackens' art has been housed since 2001 at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, where an entire wing is dedicated to his work; the museum holds approx. 500 Glackens paintings.
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