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Robert Henri

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Robert Henri was a founding figure of the Ashcan School of realist painting. He believed that art should function similarly to journalism: to reveal the unromanticized truths about city life. His students included Edward Hopper, George Bellows, and Rockwell Kent.

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Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks”
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Imagined Scenes
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Winter in the City
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