Shinn, Everett,1876–1953, American painter and magazine illustrator, b. Woodstown, N.J., studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Moving to New York City, Shinn created a series of murals for Stanford WhiteWhite, Stanford,
1853–1906, American architect, b. New York City; son of Richard Grant White. In 1872 he entered the office of Gambrill and Richardson in Boston, at the time when H. H. Richardson was at the peak of his fame.
..... Click the link for more information. that led to numerous commissions. He is best known for his street scenes and vignettes of theatrical life, such as London Music Hall (Metropolitan Mus.) or Revue (Whitney Mus., N.Y.). One of his plays, Hazel Weston; or, More Sinned Against than Usual, played in 7 languages for over 25 years. He was the youngest member of the EightEight, the,
group of American artists in New York City, formed in 1908 to exhibit paintings. They were men of widely different tendencies, held together mainly by their common opposition to academism.
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Shinn, Everett(1876–1953) painter, illustrator; born in Woodstown, N.J. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1893–97), became an illustrator for various periodicals, and moved to New York (c. 1898). Beginning in 1901 he painted theater scenes and set designs, usually in pastels, as in London Hippodrome (1902). He was among the founders of the Eight (1908), a school of painting based on realism.
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