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American realism is a term that encompasses 20th century schools of realism in the U.S and Canada. The Ashcan School painters such as George Luks and George Bellows depicted scenes of everyday life in early century New York. Regionalist Scene painters such as Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood were prominent in the Rural Midwest. The well known Canadian Group of Seven realist landscape painters included J.E.H. MacDonald, A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, and Franklin Carmichael. Finally, well known Contemporary Realists include Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper.   continue on wikipedia 

See also: Social Realism 

 



Misc American Realist Art       
 
George Luks   1866-1933   American Painter
 
William Glackens   1870-1938   American Painter
 
John Sloan   1871-1951   American Painter
 
J.E.H. MacDonald   1873-1932   English/Canadian Painter
 
George Wesley Bellows   1882-1925   American Painter
 
Edward Hopper   1882-1967   American Painter
 
A.Y. Jackson   1882-1974   Canadian Painter
 
Charles Sheeler   1883-1965   American Precionist Painter
 
Arthur Lismer   1885-1969   English/Canadian Painter
 
Lawren S. Harris   1885-1970   Canadian Painter
 
Georgia O'Keeffe   1887-1986   American Painter
 
Thomas Hart Benton   1889-1975   American Painter
 
Franklin Carmichael   1890-1945   Canadian Painter
 
Grant Wood   1891-1942   American Painter
 
Andrew Wyeth   1917-   American Painter
 
James Bama   1926-   American Painter
 
Michael Parkes   1944-   American Magical Realism Painter
 
Jamie Wyeth   1946-   American Painter