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Votes for Women

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Votes for Women

John Sloan

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
crayon, ink, and graphite on white paper

8 9/16 in x 11 in (21.75 cm x 27.94 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 5/16 in (36.51 cm x 49.05 cm);6 11/16 in x 6 5/16 in (16.99 cm x 16.03 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
This illustration for an article titled "Women March," for Colliers Weekly, May 18, 1912, shows four suffragettes marching in unison. Each of them is wearing a sash and the words "Votes for Women" can be read on the sash of the woman on the far left. They all carry a small piece of paper in their left hands, perhaps ballots. The artist, John Sloan, was a member of the Ashcan school and a known socialist who produced politically influenced prints during his time as an art editor at the journal Masses.

Physical Description
In this drawing, four women walkshoulder to shoulder toward the left. They are wearing long skirts of the early twentieth century and sashes, and they are carrying pendants over their right shoulders and small pieces of paper in their left.

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Collection Area

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American (North American)
modern and contemporary art
political art
women (female humans)

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