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Sloan

[ slohn ]
/ sloʊn /
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noun

John, 1871–1951, U.S. painter.
a male given name.

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Sloan
/ (sləʊn) /

noun

John. 1871–1951, US painter and etcher, a leading member of the group of realistic painters known as the Ash Can School. His pictures of city scenes include McSorley's Bar (1912) and Backyards, Greenwich Village (1914)
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