Art from 1907-1960: American Moderism

These lectures introduce the viewer to American Moderism in the Twentieth-Century. By the first years of the Twentieth-century, agroup of American artists began to paint the gritty streets of New York and were called the Ashcan School for their portrayal of life in the tenements. In 1913, the Armory Show exhibited advanced American and European art and helped to create a market for the work of Georgia O’Keeffe. During the Great Depression artists such as Grant Wood portrayed rural life in the south and midwest and became known as regionalists while other realists such as Edward Hopper rendered the alienation of the modern city.