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American Regionalist

1930's

An American term, Regionalism refers to the work of a group of rural artists, mostly from the Midwest, who came to prominance in the 1930's. Not being part of a coordinated movement, regionalists often had an idiosyncratic style or point of view. What they shared, among themselves and among other American Scene painters, was a humble, antimodernist style and a fondness for depicting everyday life. However, their rural conservatism put them at odds with the urban and leftist Social Realists of the same era. The three best-known regionalists were Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood, the painter of the best-known and one of the greatest works of American art, American Gothic.


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5 Galleries
       Benton, Thomas Hart [American, 1889-1975] (5 Images)
       Curry, John Steuart [American, 1897-1946] (9 Images)
       Hogue, Alexandre [American, 1898-1994] (9 Images)
       Miscellaneous American Regionalist Art (No Images or Galleries Found)
       Wood, Grant [American, 1891-1942] (7 Images)
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