Notecard folio containg ten cards (five each of two designs) and ten envelopes featuring two works by William Glackens: The Bathing Hour, Chester, Nova Scotia, 1910, and The Raft, 1915.
Williams Glackens (American, 1870-1938) was a Philadelphia-born newspaper illustrator who studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He traveled frequently to France and lived there for several years. His early style, its dark tones reminiscent of Edouard Manet, resonated with the gritty, urban realism of a disparate group of American painters known as The Eight, with whom he exhibited in 1908. That years, Glackens started to work in a brighter, more modern palette. In the paintings that followed, like the beach scenes included in this folio of notecards, sparkling, luminous works in bold combinations of saturated colors, Glackens made a distinctive contribution to American modernism.
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