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    Gustave Pierre: Miners at rest underground, 1937; etching. www.finebooksmaga...

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    Ben Shahn believed an artist should forward the social message of justice for all and expose the brutality of a system often built on the backs of the laboring poor. This was the 30s after all.

    1941, The Passing Scene, Jack Levine (American, 1915–2010), Social Realism, MoMA NYC

    Käthe Kollwitz, Memorial Sheet of Karl Liebknecht (Gedenkblatt für Karl Liebknecht), 1919-1920 Woodcut heightened with white and black ink, 14 5/8 × 20 7/16 in / 37.1 × 51.9 cm

    George Clair Tooker, Jr. Social Realism.


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    Jane Austen: The novel and social realism - The British Library

    Thomas Hart Benton Paintings | American Scene Painting - American Regoionalism and Social Realism

    Death Grabbing at a Group of Children (Tod greift in eine Kinderschar) from the series Death (Tod) - Käthe Kollwitz


    Migrant Camp, near Visalia, Tulare County, California / Bristol


    Ilya Repin, Beggar (Fisher Girl). 1874

    Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910). The Veteran in a New Field, 1865

    1909: Girls march against child labor at a labor parade in New York City.

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