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Grant Wood (American, Anamosa, Iowa 1892–1942 Iowa City, Iowa)
Date: 1931Accession Number: 50.117
George Bellows (American, Columbus, Ohio 1882–1925 New York)
Date: 1919Accession Number: 67.187.121
Marsden Hartley (American, Lewiston, Maine 1877–1943 Ellsworth, Maine)
Date: 1939–40Accession Number: 1992.24.3
Séraphin Soudbinine (French (born Russia), Nijni- Novgorod 1870–1944)
Date: 1925–26Accession Number: 50.102.4
Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski) (French, Paris 1908–2001 Rossinière )
Date: 1936–37Accession Number: 1982.530
John Steuart Curry (American, Dunavant, Kansas 1897–1946 Madison, Wisconsin)
Date: 1938–39Accession Number: 42.154
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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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