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John Steuart Curry

American painter, illustrator, and muralist

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Along with Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton, Curry was considered one of the main proponents of Regionalism, which favored American indigenous themes and subjects. Curry, after studying in Chicago and Paris, began depicting rural life in Kansas, in both painting and murals. He was artist-in-residence from 1936-1946 at the University of Wisconsin. In 1937, he received a hostile reception after he was commissioned to paint murals for the Kansas State Capitol building. The project was never finished. American Regionalist painter, Kansas.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500115503.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to John Steuart Curry:

John Steuart Curry Agony of the Clown, 1932 Wash drawing
John Steuart Curry The Storm, 1930 Lithograph on Rives BFK paper
John Steuart Curry Manhunt, 1934 Lithograph on machine-made wove paper
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