John Steuart Curry was an American artist known for his contributions to Regionalism during the Great Depression. Curry produced a number of graphic works, including illustrations, posters and prints.
The Line Storm. Lithograph. 1935
John Brown. Lithograph. 1939
His prints mostly consisted of tonal lithographs, drawn with conté crayon and printed with black ink. Curry’s prints often show farm scenes from his home state of Kansas. In addition to his pastoral scenes, Curry created political work that pushed an anti-war position. Curry is often compared to his contemporaries, Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood.
Stallion and Jack Fighting. Lithograph. 1943
Manhunt. Lithograph. 1934
The Missed Leap. Lithograph. 1934
Curry saw success during his lifetime, receiving funding from the Whitney Museum of American Art, which greatly helped the artist build his career. The paintings and graphic work of Curry are important, not only for the documentation of history in the Midwest but also for American art history in general.