American art to World War II

From the avant-garde to the everyday, American artists responded to rapid changes before WWII.

c. 1890 - 1945

Movements

American Impressionism

American Impressionism

Symbolism

Symbolism

Ashcan School

Ashcan School

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The American South and Southwest

The American South and Southwest

Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance

Social Realism

Social Realism

Sculpture

Sculpture

Photography

Photography

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From subway passengers to boxers, farmers to lonely urbanites, American artists captured a wide range of experiences in the pre-war U.S.

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