Philip Evergood and William Gropper: Social Satirists

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Jan 20 2017 - Apr 2 2017

The Depression led Evergood, Gropper, and other American painters to create a new genre, Social Realism, depicting and protesting the conditions of the working class. As the Depression waned, the artists left their common core of social criticism to explore a myriad of individual styles and topics, while continuing to cast a satirical eye on society. 

Both artists are represented in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art, and in Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Painting
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Political / Satire / Documentary
  • Philip Evergood
  • William Gropper

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