America After the Fall: 1930s Art


The Royal Academy of Arts in London is hosting what it calls a once-in-a-lifetime chance for the British to see a selection of celebrated paintings done in the aftermath of America’s Great Depression.

In the devastating wake of the Wall Street Crash, artists sought to capture the changes in urbanisation, industrialisation and immigration that pulsed across the country, resulting in one of the most vital periods for American artists in the 20th century.

Exhibition home page, here.

A great long read in The Guardian, here.

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