Grant Wood - American Gothic Grant DeVolson Wood was an American painter born four miles east of Anamosa, Iowa. He is best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly the painting American Gothic, an iconic image of the 20th century. Wikipedia Born: February 13, 1891, Anamosa Died: February 12, 1942, Iowa City Periods: Regionalism, Social realism
John Bulmer - Manchester (1977) For Bulmer’s last assignment in the north of England, Geo magazine wanted images that showed a new, vibrant Manchester. This series of photographs was not well received at the time, but is regarded today an important social documentary
Bandit's Roost (1890) by Jacob Riis, from the publication How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York. This was considered the most crime-ridden, dangerous part of New York City at that time.
Nighthawks, 1942 by Edward Hopper - oil on canvas. One of the best known images of 20th-century art, the painting depicts an all-night diner in which three customers, all lost in their own thoughts, have congregated. The painting is at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.