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Group of U.S. painters who reacted against the traditions of the National Academy of Design. The original eight--R. Henri, Everett Shinn (1876-1953), J. Sloan, Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928), Ernest Lawson (1873-1939), M. Prendergast, George Luks (1867-1933), and W. Glackens--were later joined by G. W. Bellows. In 1908 they exhibited together in New York City. Saloons, tenements, pool halls, and slums were among their favorite subjects, and their style was rough and realistic. Their careers took various directions, and a few years later they were absorbed into the Ash Can school.