Art History 1907-1960

American resilience and the Great Depression

Millard Sheets, Tenement Flats, oil on canvas, 102.1 x...

Sheltered by the sea, Barbara Hepworth’s Pelagos

Dame Barbara Hepworth, Pelagos, 1946, elm and string on...

Going out to the cinema in 1913, John Sloan’s Movies

John Sloan, Movies, 1913, oil on canvas, 50.3 x...

Describing what you see: Sculpture (Henry Moore, Reclining Figure)

Describing what you see: Sculpture Henry Moore, Reclining Figure, 1951,...

A beacon of hope, Aaron Douglas’s Aspiration

Aaron Douglas, Aspiration, 1936, oil on canvas, 152.4 x...

Horace Pippin’s Mr. Prejudice

Horace Pippin, Mr. Prejudice, 1943, oil on canvas, 46...

A mine disaster and those left behind: Ben Shahn’s Miner’s Wives

Ben Shahn, Miners' Wives, c. 1948, tempera on panel,...

A brutal history told for a modern city, Diego Rivera’s Sugar Cane

José Diego María Rivera, Sugar Cane, 1931, fresco, 145.1...