ash-can school

ashcan school

noun (often initial capital letters) Fine Arts.
a group of American painters of the early 20th century whose genre paintings were derived from city life. Unabridged
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ashcan school

1. a group of United States painters founded in 1907 and noted for their realistic depictions of sordid aspects of city life 
2. early 20th-century United States painting; portrays realistic and sordid scenes of city life [syn: Ash Can
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