Benton, Pollock, And The Politics Of Modernism: From Regionalism To Abstract Expressionism

Benton, Pollock, And The Politics Of Modernism: From Regionalism To Abstract Expressionism

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In this acclaimed revisionist study, Erika Doss chronicles an historic cultural change in American art from the dominance of regionalism in the 1930s to abstract expressionism in the 1940s. She centers her study on Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock, Benton's foremost student in the early thirties, charting Pollock's early imitation of Benton's style before his radical move to abstraction. By situating painting within the evolving sociopolitical and cultural context of the Depression and the Cold War, Doss explains the reasons for this change and casts light on its significance for contemporary culture.

A welcome addition to the growing body of literature that deals with the art and culture of the depression and cold war eras. It is a pioneering work that makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of a puzzling conundrum of American artthe shift from regionalism to abstract expressionism. M. Sue Kendall, Winterthur Portfolio

An important scholarly contribution. . . . This book will stand as a step along the way to a better understanding of the most amazing transition in the art of our tumultuous century. James G. Rogers, Jr., Art Journal

A valuable and interesting book that restores continuity and political context to the decades of depression and war. Marlene Park, American Historical Review

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