By: Katherine Campbell & Briana Rosales
Artists of the Decade
What type of art could you scrutinize in the 1930's?
Regionalism- Is an art in which artists use the regions around them to create scenes of rural life.
American Gothic –Wood
Snowflakes – Wyeth
Oak Tree – Curry
Abstract- Art that does not depict a person, place, or thing.
Geometric Abstraction – Bisstram
Abstract – Browne
Composition – Sennhauser
Expressionism- Originated in Germany, but was used to present the world exclusively from a likely caricature perspective.
The Glazier – Kooning
The Acrobat – Kooning
The Wave – Kooning
Federal Arts Project
"The WPA/FAP began in 1933 as the Public Works of Art Project. Abandoned in 1934 the FAP was started again in 1935. It gave painters a fixed salary and asked that a painting be produced about every eight weeks. The paintings were then given to public buildings. Besides financial support the WPA brought painters together in a community of talent and ideas. It gave painters time to paint and generally made no demands on style, thus fostering abstract work as well as the more prevalent Regionalism. Davis, Kooning, Gorky, Pollock, Adolph Gottlieb, Rothko, and Ad Reinhardt were among the painters on the WPA rolls. By the time the WPA was disbanded in 1943, more than five thousand artists in more than a thousand American cities had benefited, and abstraction was still an underground movement." (Baughman et al.)