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20th Century American Regionalism and the Charleston Renaissance

Permanent Exhibition

Gallery 6

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At the turn of the twentieth century, American artists looked to their European counterparts and beyond as they developed identifiably American artistic movements. Two particularly strong influences during this time period were French Impressionism and Japanese woodblock prints.

Another prevailing theme during this period was the growing interest in American subject matter. American regionalism and social realism played important roles in the development of art in Charleston, which flourished as a destination for artists, particularly during the years of 1915 to 1945 a period now known as the Charleston Renaissance

<i>Magnolia Gardens</i>, 1920, by Alfred Hutty (American, 1877-1954); oil on canvas; 39 7/8 x 31 3/4 inches; Museum purchase from the artist; 1920.006.0001

Magnolia Gardens, 1920, by Alfred Hutty (American, 1877-1954); oil on canvas; 39 7/8 x 31 3/4 inches; Museum purchase from the artist; 1920.006.0001

<i>Sea Turtle</i>, 1929, by Anna Heyward Taylor (American, 1879-1956); woodblock print on paper; 10 x 11 inches; Gift of Mrs. George Hewitt Myers; 1958.004.0002

Sea Turtle, 1929, by Anna Heyward Taylor (American, 1879-1956); woodblock print on paper; 10 x 11 inches; Gift of Mrs. George Hewitt Myers; 1958.004.0002

<i>Rosy Moon off Charleston Harbor</i>, ca. 1908-1916, by Birge Harrison (American, 1854-1929); oil on Masonite; 19 5/8 x 31 7/8 inches; Museum purchase; 1921.002.001

Rosy Moon off Charleston Harbor, ca. 1908-1916, by Birge Harrison (American, 1854-1929); oil on Masonite; 19 5/8 x 31 7/8 inches; Museum purchase; 1921.002.001

<i>Sowing</i>, ca. 1942, by William H. Johnson (American, 1901-1970); screenprint/silkscreen on paper; 11 1/2 x 16 inches; Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Anna Heyward Taylor Fund; 1959.020.0002

Sowing, ca. 1942, by William H. Johnson (American, 1901-1970); screenprint/silkscreen on paper; 11 1/2 x 16 inches; Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Anna Heyward Taylor Fund; 1959.020.0002

<i>Ploughing It Under</i>, 1934, by Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889- 1975); lithograph on paper; Museum purchase; 2011.011

Ploughing It Under, 1934, by Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889- 1975); lithograph on paper; Museum purchase; 2011.011

<i>Pearlstine Alley, Charleston, South Carolina</i>, 1936, by Peter Sekaer (American, 1901-1950); gelatin silver print on paper; 7 1/8 x 9 3/8; Museum purchase; 1999.016.0002

Pearlstine Alley, Charleston, South Carolina, 1936, by Peter Sekaer (American, 1901-1950); gelatin silver print on paper; 7 1/8 x 9 3/8; Museum purchase; 1999.016.0002

<i>April (The Green Gown)</i>, 1920, by Childe Hassam (American, 1859- 1935); oil on canvas; 56 x 82 1/4 inches; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Archer Huntington; 1936.009.0001

April (The Green Gown), 1920, by Childe Hassam (American, 1859- 1935); oil on canvas; 56 x 82 1/4 inches; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Archer Huntington; 1936.009.0001

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