"Though a living cannot be made at art, art makes living worth while... it brings life to life."
John Sloan was an original member of The Eight, a.k.a. the Ashcan School of Art in the early 1900s. He was a friend and student of Robert Henri. He is remembered for his atmospheric studies of daily life in New York City. Although a renowned artist throughout his life, his first big sale was during his late 50s, and he was never able to make a living through the sale of his art. His paintings now hang in museums aroung the country. Recent auction prices for his lesser-known paintings range from $2,000 to $100,000 or more.
Sixth Avenue Elevated at Third Street, John Sloan, 1928.