8¢ John Sloan
Issue Date: August 2, 1971
City: Lock Haven, PA
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations: 11 x 10 ½
Color: Black, red and blue gray
A student of American artist Thomas Eakins, John Sloan was renowned for his realistic portraits of everyday life. The painting on this stamp, "The Wake of the Ferry," hangs in the Phillips Gallery, Washington, D.C.
John Sloan (1871-1951)
Born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, Sloan joined Robert Henri and other artists to create an informal association of painters. Critics came to refer to these artists as the Ashcan School. Sloan’s honest depictions of city streets, tenements, and other scenes form everyday life earned him great acclaim.