Strong Man, Clown, and Dancer, by Everett Shinnca, ca. 1909.
Strong Man, Clown, and Dancer, by Everett Shinn, the youngest and the last survivor of "The Eight"? of Philadelphia. Shinn was born into a Quaker family and attended Quaker schools until age fourteen. He then registered for classes in mechanical drawing at a technical school in Philadelphia, and at age sixteen began working as a draftsman in a light fixture factory. In 1893 he joined a Philadelphia newspaper as an illustrator.