Everett Shinn (1876-1953)

Everett Shinn (1876-1953). American painter, born in New Jersey. He worked as an illustrator for the newspaper Philadelphia Press and later for the Ainslee's Magazine. In 1897, Shinn took a job as an illustrator in New York for the newspaper, The World.

Everett Shinn and four other artists working in New York originally became known as the ”Ashcan School” due to their realistic reflection of daily life in urban New York. The term is credited as being first used by Art Young in 1916. The five artists are Robert Henri (1865–1929), William Glackens (1870–1938), George Luks (1866–1933), Everett Shinn (1876–1953), and John Sloan (1871–1951).

Shinn’s works are found in the following collections: Montclair Art Museum (Montclair, NJ), Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington, DE), The Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.), National Portrait Gallery (Washington, D.C.), Terra Foundation for the Arts (Chicago, IL), Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA), Dayton Art Institute (Dayton, Ohio), and Butler Institute of American Art (Youngstown, Ohio).

The McCune Painting:

The painting is 17 x 16 inches. On the back is a label stating: “The Sermon on the Mount. Illustrated by Everett Shinn. Published by John C. Winston Co.” It shows coins being tossed out a window to crowd below.

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