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John Steuart Curry

 (1897 - 1946)
John Steuart Curry was active/lived in Kansas, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Wisconsin.  John Curry is known for rural genre, landscape and figure painting, regionalism.

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Born in Dunavant, Kansas on November 14, 1897, John Steuart Curry became the youngest member of the famed "Benton-Wood-Curry trio" of Regional Painters of the early 20th-century American Scene movement.

He gained national reputation for his Kansas rural scenes of people terrorized by natural phenomena such as tornadoes, drab farm-house living conditions, religious gatherings such as prayer meeting and baptisms, and spirited animals who got out of control.  A good example of his weather-related painting was Tornado Over Kansas, 1929, in the collection of the Muskegon Museum of Art in Muskegon, Michigan.  In this scene, a family scurries for shelter, trying to outrun a funnel cloud headed for their home.  The mot   ...  Displaying 750 of 24561 characters.

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