20th Century - American Art


Twentieth Century American Traditional-Modern Art

Twentieth Century American Traditional-Modern Art
"Controversy soon became a way of life for American artists. In fact, much of American painting and sculpture since 1900 has been a series of revolts against tradition. "To hell with the artistic values," announced Robert Henri (1865–1929). He was the leader of what critics called the Ashcan school of painting, after the group's portrayals of the squalid aspects of city life.

"American realism became the new direction for American visual artists at the turn of the 20th century. The Ashcan painters George Bellows, Everett Shinn, George Benjamin Luks, William Glackens, and John Sloan were among those who developed socially conscious imagery in their works. ... "

(From Wikipedia, Visual art of the United States...)

 
Hopper, Edward


...  "Hopper exhibited at the Armoury Show in 1913, but from then until 1923 he abandoned painting, earning his living by commercial illustration. Thereafter, however, he gained widespread recognition as a central exponent of American Scene painting ... Yet Hopper remained always an individualist: `I don't think I ever tried to paint the American scene; I'm trying to paint myself.' "


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Edward Hopper, Road in Maine
Edward Hopper, Road in Maine

Nighthawks, 1942 by Edward Hopper

Georgia O'Keefe


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“If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for a moment.”

“I have things in my head that are not like what anyone taught me — shapes and ideas so near to me,so natural to my way of being and thinking.”


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