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Social Realism was art of the Depression Era focusing on social issues and the people. In New York City, this was the time of the Harlem Renaissance, a flowering of black social thought and arts. Diego Rivera and Jacob Lawrence are two famous Social Realists.   continue on wikipedia 

See also: American Realism 


Diego Rivera    1886-1957    Mexican Muralist
Ben Shahn    1898-1969    Lithuanian/American Painter/Photographer
Ellis Wilson   1899-1977   African-American Painter
William H. Johnson    1901-1970    African-American Painter
Romare Bearden    1914-1988    African-American Painter
Jacob Lawrence    1917-2000    African-American Painter
Misc Harlem Renaissance Works