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date: 15 April 2024

American Scene movement 

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists

Ann Lee Morgan

An elastic term describing art that expressly depicts American life, normally with reference to the 1920s and 1930s. In historical terms, the American Scene movement contributed to an extended cultural debate about representation of the American character and experience. The question of what might constitute an authentic American expression arose in the nineteenth century and took on new urgency early in the twentieth century. It continued to intrigue participants and critics in all the arts—modern as well as traditional—until the 1940s.... ...

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