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Part of Modern and Contemporary Art
George Bellows (American, Columbus, Ohio 1882–1925 New York)
Date: 1919Accession Number: 67.187.121
Georgia O'Keeffe (American, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 1887–1986 Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Date: 1931Accession Number: 52.203
Séraphin Soudbinine (French (born Russia), Nijni- Novgorod 1870–1944)
Date: 1925–26Accession Number: 50.102.4
Grant Wood (American, Anamosa, Iowa 1892–1942 Iowa City, Iowa)
Date: 1931Accession Number: 50.117
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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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