American 19-20th Century Genre Scene Art


Genre paintings are scenes from everyday life.

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A 11/29/13 search within TFAO's digital library retrieved:


From other websites:

Genre paintings are scenes from everyday life. The National Gallery of Art explains genre scenes in their Exploring Themes in American Art series. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915, an exhibit held October 12, 2009-January 24, 2010 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Includes video and podacsts. Accessed February, 2015

Figure Study, The Fourteenth Street School and the Woman in Public, an exhibit held August 26 - December 23, 2011 at the University of Virginia Art Museum. Includes exhibit extended object labels and wall panel text. Accessed May, 2015.

Landscape of Slavery, The Plantation in American Art, an exhibit held January 25 - April 20, 2008 at the University of Virginia Art Museum. Includes exhibit family guidebook and educator's guide. Accessed May, 2015.

Walter Haskell Hinton: Image Maker for Deere is a 2013-14 exhibit at the Figge Art Museum which says: "In 1934, artist Walter Haskell Hinton painted his first calendar image for Deere & Company, the first of many commissions during the next 20 years. In contrast to the everyday scenes of American life featured in the concurrent exhibition 1934: A New Deal for Artists, Hinton created an ideal world where the sun shines on perfect fields of corn, and the smiling family gathers around its new helpmate, the green John Deere tractor." Accessed 2/17


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