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The Hilbert Museum Reveals Treasures of California Scene Painting

KCET - Feb 24, 2016
“The Disney cartoons and the California School watercolors shared formal features,” explained O.C.-based art historian/curator Susan M. Anderson in the 1991 catalog, “American Scene Painting.” She added, “They eschewed realistic detail and preferred ...

Recasting California Art History

lareviewofbooks - Nov 23, 2016
Two artists working in the branch of American Scene Painting, generally known as Social Realism and sometimes referred to as Urban Realism, were Claire Mahl Moore and Ruth Miller Kempster. Moore (c. 1912–1988) was born in New York City to a socialist ...

Exhibit goes beyond the farm to show breadth of '30s American art

Chicago Sun-Times - Jun 9, 2016
“It reflects correctly the '30s,” Barter said, “that there was much more of what we call American Scene painting, because it was supported by the government, than there was abstraction going on.” Looking ahead, the exhibition ends with an early example ...

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American Scene Painting: California, 1930s and 1940s

Out of the nation's worst economic downturn, the Great Depression, came a new American resolve and a reversal of foreign influence. One aspect of this trend was a uniquely American artistic output. the common-place activities and environments of Americans at work and at play became the inspiration for and the subject matter of artwork produced across the nation. The movement was referred to as "American Scene" or "Regionalism" and took the form of murals, oil paintings , and watercolors. This book concentrates on California's contribution to that era of American art.
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Great Lakes Muse: American Scene Painting in the Upper Midwest, 1910-1960: The Inlander Collection in the Flint Institute of Arts

by: Michael D. & Pat Glascock Hall
Book by Hall, Michael D., and Glascock, Pat
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Regional Dialect: American Scene Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection

by: Julie Novarese Pierotti
Copyright 2008 Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Exhibition itinerary: Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, St. Louis Mercantile Library, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Zanesville Art Center, Mennello Museum of Art, Springfield Museum of Art. 91 pages
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Thomas Hart Benton

Thomas Hart Benton is perhaps the best known muralist associated with the American Scene Painting movement of the 1930s. Though Benton gained fame as ...

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Joe Jones

A painter, muralist and political activist, Joe Jones was associated with American Scene painting and for some time worked closely with Thomas Hart Benton, ...