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Glackens, Mahone

Mahone Bay1910Oil on canvas26 1/8 × 31 7/8H-193.1938University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Anna R. and Frank M. Hall Charitable TrustMahone Bay by William Glackens William GlackensAlthough he is often grouped with the early 20th-century artists of the Ashcan school and their realistic portrayals of contemporary New York subjects, William Glackens more often depicted leisure scenes in cafés, parks, and restaurants. The artist painted this work during the summer of 1910, when he and his family vacationed southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This was a pivotal point for Glackens, as scenes of beachside resorts supplanted the urban recreational subjects in his oeuvre. He also abandoned the darker palette of his earlier paintings and adopted the high-keyed color of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, an artist who greatly influenced him throughout his career. American 18701938Westport, CTPhiladelphia, PA