Skip Navigation

East River Park

William Glackens

American Art

William Glackens found ample subject matter in the parks of New York and the city dwellers who frequented them. Here he depicted the natural features of the East River Park, and the pastimes of its inhabitants, in sharp contrast to the bustling industrial setting of Brooklyn's waterfront visible across the water. For the many immigrants living in small, cramped quarters, the urban parks of Brooklyn and Manhattan served as a refuge from the poor conditions and overcrowding of tenement life.

MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES ca. 1902
DIMENSIONS 25 7/8 x 32in. (65.7 x 81.3cm) frame: 36 1/2 x 42 5/8 x 3 in. (92.7 x 108.3 x 7.6 cm)
SIGNATURE Signed lower left: "W. Glackens"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome any additional information you might have.