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Print: Our Good Earth
Print: Our Good Earth
Resource Typeimage
TitlePrint: Our Good Earth
Coverage / Year1942; Iowa (probably)
DescriptionA print of a brawny farmer standing in a wheat field on a windy day, flanked by a young girl and boy and grasping three wheat stalks in his right hand. His head is turned toward his left. Two buildings and a windmill are visible on the right horizon behind the figures. Dimensions are 12-3/4" x 10-1/8".
InterpretationCurry's earliest ambition was to be an artist. After studies at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Art Institute of Chicago he worked as an illustrator. He studied for one year in Paris, then the University of Wisconsin-Madison hired him as Artist in Residence in an effort to encourage the people of rural Wisconsin to cultivate their creative spirits. Like his fellow American Regionalist or American Scene painters such as Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood, Curry depicted what he knew best: rural and small town Midwestern scenes. Man in nature was a consistent theme of his paintings, murals and prints. Curry often drew on memories of his childhood. His subjects reassuerd the public during the hard times of the Depression.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American communities in history;
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social Systems; 25-27 Fine Arts;
Author or CreatorCurry, John Steuart, 1897-1946
SourcePurchased by Lakeview Museum with funds given in memory of Mary Harris
Subject / KeywordsPrints; Lithographs; Landscape; American Regionalism; Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946; Farmers; Farm life; Children; Childhood & youth
Collection PublisherLakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences;
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Rights Management Statement
Resource IdentifierLVM1999.016
CONTENTdm file name624921782002_Curryprint.jpg
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