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John Sloan (American, 1871–1951). Swinging in the Square, 1912. Etching on laid paper. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Louis E. Stern Foundation, Inc., 64.101.322

<p>John Sloan (American, 1871–1951). <i>Swinging in the Square</i>, 1912. Etching on laid paper. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Louis E. Stern Foundation, Inc., 64.101.322</p>

John Sloan (American, 1871–1951). Swinging in the Square, 1912. Etching on laid paper. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Louis E. Stern Foundation, Inc., 64.101.322

<p>George W. Bellows (American, 1882–1925). <i>Business Men’s Class</i>, 1916. Lithograph on wove paper. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the estate of Chester Dale, 63.155.10</p>

George W. Bellows (American, 1882–1925). Business Men’s Class, 1916. Lithograph on wove paper. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the estate of Chester Dale, 63.155.10

<p>George Benjamin Luks (American, 1867–1933). <i>Pony Ride</i>, undated. Black conté crayon on wove paper. Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 58.43.5</p>

George Benjamin Luks (American, 1867–1933). Pony Ride, undated. Black conté crayon on wove paper. Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 58.43.5

<p>William J. Glackens (American, 1870–1938). <i>Merry Christmas (Yuletide Revels)</i>, 1910. Illustration for <i>Collier’s, The National Weekly</i>, December 10, 1910. Black conté crayon, ink, watercolor, graphite, and paper attachment on pulp board. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Ira Glackens, 63.58</p>

William J. Glackens (American, 1870–1938). Merry Christmas (Yuletide Revels), 1910. Illustration for Collier’s, The National Weekly, December 10, 1910. Black conté crayon, ink, watercolor, graphite, and paper attachment on pulp board. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Ira Glackens, 63.58

Urban Views: Realist Prints and Drawings by Robert Henri and His Circle

January 9–May 16, 2006

Urban Views: Realist Prints and Drawings by Robert Henri and His Circle features twenty rarely seen pieces taken from the Brooklyn Museum’s large collection of works on paper. It is the latest presentation in a series of small exhibitions of rarely seen works on paper to be held in the Visible Storage ▪ Study Center of the Luce Center for American Art.

This selection highlights the work of Robert Henri and his followers, who emerged as leaders in a new movement in American art around 1905. These young artists—Henri, John Sloan, George Bellows, George Luks, Jerome Myers, William Glackens, and others—shared an intense interest in recording contemporary urban life.