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Arkell Museum Presents American Paintings from the 1920s and 1930s in the Collection

The Arkell Museum presents American Paintings from the 1920s and 1930s in the Arkell Collection an exhibition on view until May 27, 2012.

Edward Hopper (1882-1967) “Back of the Freight Station”, 1932 Watercolor on paper.

American Paintings from the 1920s & 1930s in the Arkell Collections provides a fascinating glimpse at two decades of collecting by the American Industrialist Bartlett Arkell, and a look at some of the best known artists working in the 1920s and 1930s. Arkell favored Realist and Impressionist works that presented nostalgic views of America unchanged by industry—not avant-garde art. He acquired paintings by Impressionists and Ashcan School artists who had once shocked people with their controversial subject matter and method of painting, but by the 1920s were hailed as America’s greatest artists. Arkell also collected Regionalist paintings that had won acclaim for their apparent celebration of “American values.”

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