White Cloud and Rock

by John Sloan (1871–1951)
Oil on canvas
19¾ x 23⅝ inches


The artist

Helen Farr Sloan, wife of the artist

Estate of above

John Sloan Trust

(Possibly) [With] Kraushaar Galleries, New York, New York

Estate of Helen Farr Sloan/John Sloan Trust

Sale, Christie’s, New York, New York, December 11, 2012, lot 221, from above

Private collection, New Jersey


John Sloan: The Gloucester Years, Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, July 13–August 31, 1980; Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, September 21–November 2, 1980; Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 23, 1980–January 4, 1981; Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, Utica, New York, January 25–March 8, 1981; The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York, April 15–June 15, 1981.


(Possibly) Bruce St. John, John Sloan (New York: Praeger Publishers, 1971), pl. 48.

Grant Holcomb, John Sloan: The Gloucester Years, (Springfield, MA: Springfield Library and Museums Association for the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, 1980), 39, no. 14.

Rowland Elzea, John Sloan’s Oil Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonné, pt. one (Newark, Delaware: University of Delaware Press, 1991), 175, no. 396.

Artist Biography

Leading Ashcan School Painter, Etcher and Teacher

By Margarita Karasoulas

Chronicling his New York locale as a spectator of urban life, John Sloan is considered the premiere artist of the Ashcan school and the Eight. He is best remembered for the breadth of his pictorial oeuvre and the uncompromising realism that came to define his art.

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Notes
VII. Suggested Resources

I. Biography

Known as the “dean of American artists,” John Sloan

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