Artwork Information

  • Title:

    Robert Henri

  • Artist:

    Sloan, John

  • Artist Bio:

    American, 1871–1951

  • Date:

    about 1905

  • Medium:


  • Dimensions:

    6 5/8 x 4 3/8 inches

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Gift of the 1960 Wichita Art Museum Board in memory of Dollie S. Blood

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

Through his association with Robert Henri and the group of young artists around him—dubbed ‘The Ash Can School’ for their interest in everyday life rather than lofty allegorical subjects— John Sloan began to focus his artistic endeavors on depictions of city life that would subsequently solidify his place in art history. More than associates or colleagues, Sloan and Henri had a close, almost familial relationship. They were mutual sources of inspiration and enthusiasm, artistic collaborators, fellow teachers, and prolific writers whose long correspondence with each other was foundational to their lives. Sloan’s etching of Henri is a direct and sincere depiction of his closest friend and kindred spirit.