The term “American Scene” describes the work of artists who gravitated towards naturalistic depictions of American subjects from the 1920s to the 1940s. Some of the most prominent artists in the Figge collection are associated with this movement, including Regionalists Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton, who depicted rural communities, and artists such as Edward Hopper who focused on city life. New American Scene will feature recent acquisitions by artists who examine this same subject matter through a contemporary lens, including works by Adolph Rosenblatt, Rose Frantzen, and Mark Messersmith.
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