John Steuart Curry (November 14, 1897 – August 29, 1946) was an American painter whose career spanned the years from 1924 until his death. He was noted for his paintings depicting life in his home state, Kansas. Along with Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood, he was hailed as one of the three great painters of American Regionalism of the first half of the twentieth century. Curry's artistic production was varied, including painting, book illustration, prints and posters. For a further discussion of his artistic pieces as individual works, see Artwork by John Steuart Curry.
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Along with Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton, Curry was considered one of the main proponents of Regionalism, which favored American indigenous themes and subjects. Curry, after studying in Chicago and Paris, began depicting rural life in Kansas, in both painting and murals. He was artist-in-residence from 1936-1946 at the University of Wisconsin. In 1937, he received a hostile reception after he was commissioned to paint murals for the Kansas State Capitol building. The project was never finished. American Regionalist painter, Kansas. Comment on works: Landscapes
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John Steuart Curry, John Stewart Curry, John Stuart Curry, John-Stuart Curry, Curry
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