The early 20th century in America was a period of brilliant change and growth in urban centers, which was beautifully captured by important printmakers such as Louis Lozowick, Reginald Marsh, Mabel Dwight, Gerald Geerlings, Victoria Hutson Huntley, and Martin Lewis.
Selected works by these artists and more feature during an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., titled “The Urban Scene: 1920-1950.” These masterful works capture the unprecedented scale of urban architecture and the impact of industrialization and technology on city life. “From one perspective, skyscrapers, bridges, and other technological marvels projected wealth, opportunity, and invoked the sublime, but from another these structures could be interpreted as blocking light, deepening shadows, heightening a sense of enclosure and confinement, and amplifying feelings of diminution and anonymity,” the museum suggests.
To learn more, visit the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
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