East River Park
William Glackens found ample subject matter in the parks of New York and the city dwellers who frequented them. Here he depicted the natural features of the East River Park, and the pastimes of its inhabitants, in sharp contrast to the bustling industrial setting of Brooklyn's waterfront visible across the water. For the many immigrants living in small, cramped quarters, the urban parks of Brooklyn and Manhattan served as a refuge from the poor conditions and overcrowding of tenement life.
- Artist: William Glackens, American, 1870-1938
- Medium: Oil on canvas
- Dates: ca. 1902
- Dimensions: 25 7/8 x 32 in. (65.7 x 81.3 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower left: "W. Glackens"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, Modern Life, 5th Floor
- Accession Number: 41.1085
- Credit Line: Dick S. Ramsay Fund
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: William Glackens (American, 1870-1938). East River Park, ca. 1902. Oil on canvas, 25 7/8 x 32 in. (65.7 x 81.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 41.1085
- Record Completeness: Best (91%)