Each signature may be linked to the others by up to 53 thematic connections. Some are common to many signatures; others highlight unusual, yet notable, associations and interests. Friendships are not represented because so many signers were friends. Go to "The Bohemians" to view and interact with all 53 connections.
This tag includes signatories who were either students or teachers at the Art Students League. Located at 215 West 57th Street, the League was a thriving hub of activity in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and it remains a prominent presence in New York’s artistic landscape today. In the early 1900s, the school was a locus for the development of the Ashcan School, an American painting movement that included the work of John Sloan, who taught at the League alongside other Ashcan painters such as George Bellows and Robert Henri. The Art Students League continued to build a reputation as a center for the study of modern art, and its courses appealed to both amateur and professional artists across a broad spectrum of media and interests. Some of its more famous students are the Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock, who was a student of Thomas Hart Benton, and the art critic Clement Greenberg, who studied painting with Hans Hoffmann. The Art Students League is represented on the bookshop door by figures with wide-ranging interests, from the artistically adventurous couple Zorach to the writer and union organizer Mary Heaton Vorse.