American Art and Design Between the Wars
Explore the history and the marketplace for art and design from a great period of innovation in American art—the 1920s and 1930s. Artists like Charles Sheeler, Charles Demuth, and Elsie Driggs combined cubism and photography to create precisionism, a uniquely American style. Thomas Hart Benton, a leading figure in regionalism, signaled a return to realism in the 1920s as representative of a larger “American scene” that focused on social issues. This period saw the growth of art deco, with its streamlined forms, which can be seen in American sculpture and decorative arts.
You'll Walk Away with
- An understanding of the artistic styles and influences in the United States on both fine and decorative arts in the 1920s and 1930s
- Familiarity with the leading artists and designers of this time period
- Information on how the artworks and artifacts from this time period are assessed and valued in the marketplace
- Art enthusiasts
- Appraisers and other arts professionals