John Sloan, ‘Blonde Nude with Orange, Blue Couch’, ca. 1917, Delaware Art Museum

Teaching at the Art Students League inspired Sloan to delve into figure painting in 1917. According to the artist, "I wanted to keep a little ahead of my students."

Image rights: Delaware Art Museum, Gift of the John Sloan Trust, 1996. © Delaware Art Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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