Suggests that wars, depressions, and social upheavals have not prevented the West from remaining a mythical land of freedom and possibility. Discusses American painters Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) and Grant Wood (1892-1942), as well as Native American artists.
High School (9-12)
Middle School (6-8)
Late Twentieth Century (1946-Present)
Art of the West
Early Twentieth Century (1900-1945)
Picturing America Resource