American Modernism 1920-1950: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Sept 2, 2008 - Jan 18, 2009
Boca Raton Museum of Art

American Modernism presents the competing forces of tradition and innovation during a pivotal era in American history, when artists struggled to define what was quintessentially American. Offering glimpses into a changing America are rarely seen gems from the collection by social realists, regionalists, figurative modernists and early abstractionists. This sampling of American art between the World Wars presents more than 40 paintings, drawings and prints by well-known artists such as John Sloan and Raphael Soyer along with works by under-appreciated talents such as Vaclav Vytlacil and Richard Florsheim.

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American Modernism 1920-1950: Selections from the Permanent Collection

JAMES DAUGHERTY, Untitled, from Modernist Heroic Figures, circa 1930-40, watercolor and pencil on paper, 12 X 13 inches