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A movement in American art, dating from the 1930s and 1940s, which concentrated on the depiction of scenes and types from the American West and Deep South. Its concern was to develop specifically national imagery, often in celebration of small-town America, in a relatively traditionalist style and in opposition to the then perceived domination of French art. The most vociferous member of the group was Thomas Hart Benton and other prominent figures included Grant Wood, Andrew Wyeth, and Edward Hopper. Many of these artists produced outstanding lithographs in addition to their paintings.

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