American Expressionism

American Expressionism

Art and Social Change, 1920-1950

Book - 2003
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During the 1920s and '30s and until the end of World War II, a distinctly American form of Expressionism evolved. Most of the artists in this movement, children of immigrants from eastern and southern Europe, African-Americans and other outsiders to American mainstream culture, grew up in the urban ghettoes of the East Coast or Chicago. Their art was sympathetic to the disposessed and reflected a deep concern with the lives of working people. Providing a look at this art - and the beginnings of a new movement, Abstract Expressionism, which followed it - cultural historian Bram Dijkstra offers insights into the roots of painting in modern America.
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, in association with the Columbus Museum of Art, 2003.
ISBN: 9780810942318
Branch Call Number: 759.1309041 D575
Characteristics: 272 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.


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