Art Blog Looks at Art Featuring Washington Square Park

John Sloan 1925

An art blog put together by British artist Poul Webb takes a look at art which has featured Washington Square. Webb has put together quite a collection of artwork that features the Park. He reflects, “I’ve noticed that a lot of American artists, particularly those associated with New York City, like the Ashcan School, have at one time or another undertaken paintings and drawings of Washington Square Park, so I thought I’d do a short post on that subject.”

In this etching above, look where Garibaldi once was!

Previously at WSP Blog:

* Portrait: Washington Square, 1910 — William Glackens

Sand Painting at the Park

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Gorgeous sand painting being created at the park near the Arch this past Saturday by artist Joe Mangrum who told me he comes to Washington Square usually every Saturday if the weather’s nice starting around noon. As a crowd gathers around him, he works on his sand paintings for about 6-8 hours expanding or changing the arrangement as the day goes on. This was what he’d designed this past weekend mid-afternoon.

You can view more of these unique sand paintings at Mangrum’s web site here.

Photos: Susan Celia Swan