John Gast was active/lived in New York / Germany, Russian Federation. John Gast is known for allegorical narrative, portrait painting.
Biography John Gast
The memory of John Gast's career as an artist depends, in great measure, upon one painting, American Progress, painted circa 1872-1873, exalting the doctrine of Manifest Destiny in the movement Westward by the American people. This painting of a monumental allegorical figure of a white-gowned woman symbolizing Progress, is used in many college and university courses on American art and history because it so graphically expresses this 19th Century belief.
This work was included in the exhibition of one hundred twenty paintings and sculptures in 2000 in the exhibition, The American West: Out of Myth, Into Reality, at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, Illinois; and the Toledo Museum of Art, O
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