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This summer, Cape Ann Museum will feature the work of one of the country’s most important painters of the early 20th century, John Sloan (1871-1951), in a special loan exhibition, John Sloan – Gloucester Days, opening July 11 and running through Nov. 29.

Sloan made his name painting urban daily life in New York City before coming to Gloucester for five summers (1914-1918) to paint scenes of the sea, marshes, homes, rocky outcroppings, downtown views, and landscapes that proved to be a hallmark of his career.

The exhibition will feature 35 paintings that Sloan created while on Cape Ann, thought to be among his finest work and most prolific period. He was a member of “The Eight,” along with well-known painters Robert Henri, Maurice Prendergast, William Glackens, Everett Shinn, Arthur Davies, Ernest Lawson, and George Luks, which later evolved into the Ashcan School of painters.

Cape Ann Museum holds five major paintings in its permanent collection and will be borrowing 30 more pieces for the exhibit from a wide-reaching network of institutions across the country. 

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