regionalism

Discipline: Art

(1930s)

An artistic movement that emerged during the 1930s and 1940s from the American 'Ash Can School' of the early decades of the century. Its subject matter was drawn from American urban provincial life.

Foremost among its exponents were THOMAS HART BENTON (1889-1975), JOHN SLOAN (1871-1951) and EDWARD HOPPER (1882-1967), whose occasionally xenophobic works also highlighted the loneliness and isolation of modern urban life.

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