American scene painting  

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American scene painting is a naturalist style of paintings and art of the 1920s through 1940s in the United States.

After World War I many United States artists rejected the modern trends stemming from the Armory Show. Instead they chose to adopt academic realism in depicting urban and rural scenes.

Much of the American scene painting conveys a nationalism and romanticism of everyday American life.

The works which stress local and small-town themes are often called "American regionalism", and those depicting urban scenes are many times called "social realism". Representative artists include Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, Reginald Marsh, and Stuart Davis.

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