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Oliver O’Donnell (Bilderfahrzeuge Project): 'William Glackens and the Spanish-American War'

In this talk I will introduce my next, still burgeoning book project, which focuses on the Ashcan School of painting as it relates to the growing global power of the United States between 1898 and 1918.  To do so I will focus on the example of William Glackens, who was one of the Ashcan painters and who travelled to Cuba during the Spanish-American War to illustrate the conflict for McClure's magazine.  Glackens's published and unpublished images of the war will be contextualized in relation to period ideas and alongside Glackens's more formal oil paintings, which mostly depict scenes of urban leisure. 

The Work in Progress seminar explores the variety of subjects studied and researched at the Warburg Institute. Papers are given by invited international scholars, research fellows studying at the Institute, and third-year PhD students.

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Image: William Glackens, Patriots in the Making, 1907.