Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism

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In this acclaimed revisionist study, Doss chronicles a 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 ...

Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism 1995, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, [Ill.]

ISBN-13: 9780226159430

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Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism 1991, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226159423

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