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Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski) (French, Paris 1908–2001 Rossinière )
Date: 1936–37Accession Number: 1982.530
Séraphin Soudbinine (French (born Russia), Nijni- Novgorod 1870–1944)
Date: 1925–26Accession Number: 50.102.4
Georgia O'Keeffe (American, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 1887–1986 Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Date: 1931Accession Number: 52.203
Edward Hopper (American, Nyack, New York 1882–1967 New York)
Date: 1929Accession Number: 62.95
Grant Wood (American, Anamosa, Iowa 1892–1942 Iowa City, Iowa)
Date: 1931Accession Number: 50.117
Marsden Hartley (American, Lewiston, Maine 1877–1943 Ellsworth, Maine)
Date: 1939–40Accession Number: 1992.24.3
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While many artists responded to modern urban life by withdrawing into the mind or spirit, others retreated into history or nature. Some sought pleasant, soothing, and even restorative personal and artistic experiences, wherein contemporary life could give way to timelessness and transcendence.
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