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Social Realism

A type of realism (1925 - 1945) which is more overtly political in content, critical of society, marked by its realistic depiction of economic hardships, emotional strains, and degrading situations. The art work is a form of social protest. Ben Shahn, Jacob Lawrence, and Jack Levine are the best-known American Social Realists.


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