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Encyclopedia > John Steuart Curry
Detail of Curry's controversial mural in Kansas Statehouse, illustrating John Brown and the clash of forces in Bleeding Kansas
Detail of Curry's controversial mural in Kansas Statehouse, illustrating John Brown and the clash of forces in Bleeding Kansas

John Steuart Curry (November 14, 1897 - August 29, 1946) was an American painter noted for his pictures depicting life in his home state, Kansas. Along with Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood, he was hailed as one of the three great painters of American Regionalism of the first half of the twentieth century. He is well-known for creating both oil paintings and mural cycles, and lesser-known for making World War II propaganda posters and theatrical sets and costume designs. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 728 KB) My photo of artwork by John Steuart Curry I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 728 KB) My photo of artwork by John Steuart Curry I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... John Brown John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859) was the first white American abolitionist to advocate and to practice insurrection as a means to the abolition of slavery. ... Division of the states during the Civil War:  Union states  Union territories  Border states  Bleeding Kansas  The Confederacy  Confederate territories (not always held) Bleeding Kansas, sometimes referred to in history as Bloody Kansas or the Border War, was a sequence of violent events involving Free-Staters (anti-slavery) and pro... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining until the end of the year. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... Official language(s) none Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Thomas Hart Benton, painter Thomas Hart Benton, or Tom Benton (April 15, 1889 - January 19, 1975) was an American muralist of the Regionalist school. ... American Gothic (1930) Stained glass window in Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2004 Iowa state quarter Grant Wood, born Grant DeVolson Wood (February 13, 1891 – February 12, 1942) was an American painter, born in Anamosa, Iowa. ... In art, regionalism is a realist modern American art movement wherein artists shunned the city and rapidly developing technological advances to focus on scenes of rural life. ... Oil painting is done on surfaces with pigment ground into a medium of oil - especially in early modern Europe, linseed oil. ... Salle des illustres, ceiling painting, by Jean André Rixens. ... Combatants Allied Powers: United Kingdom France Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Axis Powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Charles de Gaulle Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33... An Australian anti-conscription propaganda poster from World War One Propaganda is a type of message aimed at influencing the opinions or behavior of people. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle &#8212...


Many of his works portrayed country scenes in Kansas, and his work Baptism in Kansas was purchased in 1931 by the Whitney Museum in New York City, establishing him as a major artist. The Whitney Museum of American Art is an art gallery and museum in New York City founded in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ...


Curry's most famous works were murals designed for the Kansas Statehouse, which were seen as controversial at the time. They were thought by some to show the state in a negative light, portraying fiery abolitionist John Brown as well as other scenes containing religious fanatacism and tornadoes. Curry, angered by this resentment, left the murals unsigned at his death in 1946. Since Curry's death (a heart attack perhaps caused by the stress over the public's reaction to the paintings), the murals have come to be regarded as masterpieces on par with similar works done by Benton in Missouri. Kansas Capitol Building The Kansas State Capitol is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of Kansas. ... John Brown John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859) was the first white American abolitionist to advocate and to practice insurrection as a means to the abolition of slavery. ... For other uses of Tornado, see Tornado (disambiguation). ...


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Cool Things, Curry's Statehouse Studies, Kansas State Historical Society (1096 words)
In 1937, artist John Steuart Curry was asked to return to Kansas to cover the interior walls of the Topeka capitol with scenes from the state's history.
John Steuart Curry was born on November 14, 1897, in the small northeastern Kansas town of Dunavent.
Curry would later hear these arguments repeated in 1941 as he finished "The Tragic Prelude" and "Kansas Pastorale," murals adorning the east and west second-floor corridors of the capital building.
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