Scenes of American Life

Scenes of American Life

Treasures From the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Book - 2001
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From the exhilaration of the Roaring Twenties and the stark reality of the Great Depression to the glowing patriotism of the war year's and America's new confidence after World War II, this volume seeks to reflect the best of everyday American life in the 20th century. It features the painters and sculptors who captured the crises and triumphs of a changing America; there are images of the jazz age and street life, of farms and factories, of workers and families, embellished with text which aims to bring the art and artists to life. The author covers Thomas Hart Benson's Mid-West; Jacob Lawrence's Harlem and Allan Rohan Crite's ironic and sympathetic celebration of the common man.
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications ; [Washington, D.C.] : Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2001
ISBN: 9780823046546
Characteristics: 109 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Prelinger, Elizabeth


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