News of the TitanicArtist(s)John SloanArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1912Medium & Supportcrayon, ink and graphite on paperDimensions
14 3/16 in x 18 9/16 in (36.04 cm x 47.15 cm);22 1/8 in x 28 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 71.44 cm)Credit LineMuseum PurchaseSubject matter
News of the Titanic shows two men reading the headline announcing that the Titanic sank. The text reads, "Titanic Horror Grows; 1490 Lives Lost." The two men appear to be miners, as they are wearing helmets with small candles attached to them and they are in a space with a low ceiling. John Sloan was an artist with the Ashcan School. He most often portrayed the lives of working classes. Physical Description
Two men sitting in a space with a low ceiling, wearing miner's hats with candles inserted in them, read a newspaper with headlines describing the Titanic catastrophe. A pick axe is leaning against the wall beside the man on the right.Primary Object ClassificationDrawingCollection AreaWesternRights
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American (North American)
modern and contemporary art