Country Scenes in Color

red barn at night

red barn at night

Many people will be heading home for the holidays this week, and out of the city to small towns and country farms.  Of course, some people are driving into the city too.  I’m posting this photo essay about colorful country scenes that were influenced by the artwork of American Regionalism and American Scene painters.

Far from a big city in rural towns and farm country across the Midwest a style of American art was born in the 1930’s.   American Regionalism or American Scenes was a realist American art movement depicting scenes of everyday rural life.  American Scene painters’ works have striking similarity to those of Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper.  Some of the famous Regionalism painters were Grant Wood, Molly Luce, John Rogers Cox and John Steuart Curry.

Appraisal by Grant Wood

Appraisal by Grant Wood

Grant Wood

by John Rogers Cox

by John Rogers Cox

Corn Fields by John Rogers Cox

Baptism in Kansas by John Steuart Curry

Baptism in Kansas by John Steuart Curry

 Baptism in Kansas by John Steuart Curry

by Marvin Cone

by Marvin Cone

White Barn by Marvin Cone

Horses under Two Rainbows by Molly Luce

Horses under Two Rainbows by Molly Luce

Horses under Two Rainbows by Molly Luce

A gallery of colorful country scenes:

Related Post:  Travel Scenes in Color

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