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The Ashcan School was a derogatory term given to the artists in this movement which started in the early 1900's. Their depiction of ordinary life in New York City was in the art worlds view, simply unacceptable and coarse. They even called them "Apostles of Ugliness". Robert Henri, George Luks, John Sloan, Everett Shinn, William Glackens, Maurice Pendergast, Ernest Lawson and Maurice Prendergast, and Arthur B. Davies are the original eight.
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