|John French Sloan, Self portrait|
I think the most telling piece of all in his natal chart is Venus (planet of the arts) in helpful sextile to Uranus (planet of rebellion/revolution).
|12 noon chart - click to enlarge|
This under 3 minute video shows just a few of Sloan's paintings. More can be seen via Google Image.
In 1912 Sloan assumed the position of art editor of The Masses, a magazine with strongly socialist leanings, addressing working-class issues.
Around the start of World War I Sloan became disillusioned with the ability of the Socialist party to make a real difference in workers' lives. He withdrew from the Socialist party, reduced his magazine input, and ceased working for The Masses completely in 1916, following a dispute regarding the magazine's art and political content. He was always a strong supporter of women's suffrage and contributed drawings to feminist magazines, Woman Voter and Woman's Journal.
|John Sloan’s drawing of a coal miner’s suicidal vengeance after the murders of his wife and children has become an icon of American labor history. It is an enduring memorial to the twenty individuals—thirteen of them women and children—who were shot at or burned to death when Colorado National Guardsmen fired upon an undefended union tent colony on April 20, 1914, in what was quickly dubbed the Ludlow Massacre. This watershed event dramatized the abuse of unregulated authority by industrialists and their agents and won widespread national support for the cause of the miners.(HERE)|
|John D. Rockefeller with blood on his hands. Workingmen’s fists try to break down the door behind him. Bible with his initials is on the floor at his feet. (See here)|
|"In Memoriam". "Here is the real triangle" relates to Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1911 (Here)|
|N.A.M. = National Association of Manufacturers|
Besides funding pro-fascists groups like the Silver Shirts, corporate America sponsored several other groups that maintained a speck of respectability. One such organization that figured prominently in spreading the propaganda was the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The first president of NAM was Samuel Bush, father of Prescott and grandfather of George H. W. Bush [great grandfather of George W. Bush]. Such organizations as NAM would serve as bridge groups between the rich corporate owners and the public.
|"Positively disgusting! It's an outrage to public decency to allow such exposure on the streets"|
|Puzzle: Find a way to vote without helping the Dough Dough Class.|
|See HERE (click on image to clarify.)|
The following two drawings are Sloan's illustrations for Mary Alden Hopkins,"Women March," in Collier's magazine, May 18, 1912.
|Hooray, hooray for Mother!|