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Social Realism

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The social realist political movement and artistic explorations flourished primarily during the 1920s and 1930s, a time of global economic depression, heightened racial conflict, the rise of fascist regimes internationally, and great optimism after both the Mexican and Russian revolutions.  Social realists created figurative and realistic images of the "masses," a term that encompassed the lower and working classes, labor unionists, and the politically disenfranchised. American artists who became dissatisfied with the European avant-garde and their own isolation from greater society decided to explore universal themes in a wholly different way.  Artists to be examined include Edward Hopper, Thomas Hart Benton, Romare Bearden, Grant Wood, and Horace Pippin, among others.

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1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Westchester Reform Temple

Jill Kiefer 



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Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/24/2019 - 10/24/2019 Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Scarsdale, Westchester Reform Temple  Map Jill Kiefer