John Sloan’s “Italian Procession” in the Village

“This painting is a rare document of the meeting of cultures in Greenwich Village, where bohemian artists and writers lived among the working-class Italian-American community south of Washington Square.”

So states a description of this 1925 painting by the Delaware Art Museum, which hosted a John Sloan exhibit a few years back.

“Sloan enjoyed his neighborhood’s Italian eateries—like Reganeschi’s—as well as parades like this one.”

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3 Responses to “John Sloan’s “Italian Procession” in the Village”

  1. Nabe News: October 4 - Bowery Boogie | A Lower East Side Chronicle Says:

    […] Sloan’s portrayal of the Italian American community “south of Washington Square” in 1925 [Ephemeral […]

  2. Michelle Says:

    Just discovered this blog last week … intriguing! Love anything about New York and its history!

  3. wildnewyork Says:

    thank you!

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