With Chase, colleagues, and their students, he laid the foundations of American painting in the 20th century. But the nudes got him into trouble!
One of the most influential painters of the early 20th century, he founded the Ashcan School, and was a major landscape painter of the time.
From 1920, his paintings focussed more on his family, then changed direction again in his late landscapes.
One of the greatest US painters of the twentieth century, his early Ashcan works showed the harsh realities of life in the city.