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Who was a Social Realist whos work was often inspired by news reports. Text and lettering formed an integral part of his designs. He held strong socialist views and his art often referred to cases of social injustice. A good example of this concerns the drawings about the proposed execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. He also played an important role in the campaign against the imprisonment of the trade union leader, Tom Mooney.
Ben Shahn
Who held radical political views and provided drawings for journals such as The Masses, The Liberator and The Unemployed and associated with a group of left-wing artists. He attempted to depict contemporary life in the manner of the Old Masters and he mainly worked in tempera. This included several paintings on New York street life such as The Boery (1930), Tattoo and Haircut (1932), The Park Bench (1933) and Negroes on Rockaway Beach (1934).
Reginald Marsh
Who changed his style in 1928 as seen with “American Gothic”, his masterpiece produced in 1930, which became a much popular painting in the U.S.
It represented a couple of farmers in front of their house built in the “gothic carpenter” style. Such painting revealed the influence of German and Dutch primitive painters regarding the minute treatment of details, notably in the architecture of the farm. It symbolised the life of pioneers.
Grant Wood
His best known painting was Nighthawks (1942), shows customers sitting at the counter of an all-night diner. The diner's harsh electric light sets it apart from the gentle night outside. The diners, seated at stools around the counter, appear isolated, even ghoulish.
Edward Hopper
Who was a Lithuanian-born American artist, muralist, social activist, photographer and teacher. He is best known for his works of Social realism, his leftist political views, and his series of lectures published as The Shape of Content.
Ben Shahn
Who was an American painter, born in Paris, most notable for his detailed depictions of life in New York City in the 1920's and 1930's. He painted using egg tempera, a forgotten medium revived in the mid-twentieth century.
Reginald Marsh
Who was an American painter, born in Anamosa, Iowa. He is best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest.
Grant Wood
Who was a French artist (he became an American citizen in 1955) whose work and ideas had considerable influence on the development of post-World War II Western art, and whose advice to modern art collectors helped shape the tastes of the Western art world.

While he is most often associated with the Dada and Surrealism movements, his participation in Surrealism was largely behind the scenes.
Marcel Duchamp
Who was an American sculptor and artist most famous for inventing the mobile. In addition to mobile and stabile sculpture, Alexander Calder also created paintings, lithographs and tapestry and designed carpets.
Alexander (Sandy) Calder
Who was an American artist who spent most of his career in Paris, France. Perhaps best described simply as a modernist, he was a significant contributor to both the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal. Best known in the art world for his avant-garde photography.
Man Ray
Who was a prominent Japanese -American artist and landscape architect whose artistic career spanned six decades, from the 1920s onward. Known widely for his sculpture and public works, Noguchi also designed stage sets for various Martha Graham productions, and several mass-produced lamps and furniture pieces, some of which are still manufactured and sold.
Isamu Noguchi
Who is an American sculptor, conceptual artist and writer. He is regarded as one of the most prominent exponents and theorists of Minimalism along with Donald Judd but he has also made important contributions to the development of performance art, land art and installation art.
Robert Morris
Who is a well-known American film and stage actor. The amiable, wavy-haired leading man is equally at home in drama and comedy, although he is more often seen in the latter. Originally a stage actor and musician, he appeared in several nondescript films in the early 1960s before raising eyebrows in 1965 as a distraught newlywed in Ship of Fools and as a P.O.W. in King Rat.
George Segal
Who are an artistic couple practicing environmental, installation art. Their works include the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin, and the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris, the 24-mile-long Running Fence in Marin and Sonoma, counties in California, and The Gates, in New York City's Central Park.
Christo