William James Glackens (Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut / France,1870 - 1938) Still life painting of three vessels with the central glass vase having a bouquet of wildflowers, ferns. Signed lower right. Oil on canvas. Sight size: 19 x 23.5 inches. Provenance: Private Florida Collection. Glackens studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later moved to New York City, where he co-founded what came to be called the Ashcan School art movement. This group of artists, dubbed by the press "the Eight Independent Painters" or The Eight, chose to exhibit their works without pre-approval by the juries of the existing art establishment. He became known for his dark-hued paintings of street scenes and daily life in the city's neighborhoods. His later work was brighter in tone, and showed the influence of Renoir. Museum collections: Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Carnegie Institute, International, Corcoran Gallery and/or Art School, Washington DC, Whitney Museum of American Art.