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THEN AND NOW: American Social Realism

Forum Gallery presents a group exhibition of American social realism featuring paintings, drawings, and sculpture dating from the first half of the Twentieth Century to today.  Artists working in the years between the world wars and well known for their contributions are shown side by side with contemporary American Artists whose work continues the humanist legacy of social realism.  

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Reginald Marsh Mr. Broe on the Manhattan Bridge, 1936

Reginald Marsh
Mr. Broe on the Manhattan Bridge, 1936
tempera on board
24 x 18 inches

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Raphael Soyer In the City Park, c. 1934

Raphael Soyer
In the City Park, c. 1934
oil on canvas
38 x 40 inches

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Isabel Bishop Manhattan Street, 1929

Isabel Bishop
Manhattan Street, 1929
oil on canvas
10 x 12 1/4 inches

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Reginald Marsh Untitled (Bums on The Bowery), 1944

Reginald Marsh
Untitled (Bums on The Bowery), 1944
watercolor and ink on paper
13 3/4 x 19 inches

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Everett Shinn Fifth Avenue, 1900

Everett Shinn
Fifth Avenue, 1900
pastel on paper
20 x 16 inches

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Raphael Soyer Men at the Mission, 1935

Raphael Soyer
Men at the Mission, 1935
oil on canvas
11 x 17 inches

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Harry Wickey Siesta on 11th Avenue, 1956
Then and Now: American Social Realism
Then and Now: American Social Realism
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Harry Wickey Siesta on 11th Avenue, 1956

Harry Wickey
Siesta on 11th Avenue, 1956
bronze
28 1/8 x 10 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Jack Levine 1932 (In Memory of George Grosz), 1959
Then and Now: American Social Realism
Then and Now: American Social Realism
Then and Now: American Social Realism
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Jack Levine 1932 (In Memory of George Grosz), 1959

Jack Levine
1932 (In Memory of George Grosz), 1959
oil on canvas
64 x 56 inches
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John Storrs Woman and Soldier, 1940-51

John Storrs
Woman and Soldier, 1940-51
terracotta with applied paint
7 3/8 h x 5 w x 4 7/8 d inches

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Reginald Marsh Two Women on a Promenade, 1948

Reginald Marsh
Two Women on a Promenade, 1948
watercolor and grisaille on paper
10 x 8 inches

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Chaim Gross Making Up, 1929
Then and Now: American Social Realism
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Chaim Gross Making Up, 1929

Chaim Gross
Making Up, 1929
bronze
22 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

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Raphael Soyer Passersby, 1933

Raphael Soyer
Passersby, 1933
oil on canvas
16 x 12 inches

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Aaron Bohrod City Workers, circa 1930s

Aaron Bohrod
City Workers, circa 1930s
pencil on paper
11 x 15 inches

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Louis Lozowick Crane, 1928

Louis Lozowick
Crane, 1928
lithograph
15 7/8 x 11 3/8 inches

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Mahonri Young The Chiseler, Kneeling, ca. 1903-04
Then and Now: American Social Realism
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Mahonri Young The Chiseler, Kneeling, ca. 1903-04

Mahonri Young
The Chiseler, Kneeling, ca. 1903-04
bronze
9 1/2 x 12 1/2  x 7 inches

Louis Lozowick Traffic, c. 1930

Louis Lozowick
Traffic, c. 1930
lithograph
12 1/4 x 19 1/8 inches (paper size)

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Raphael Soyer Waiting at the Station, c. 1941

Raphael Soyer
Waiting at the Station, c. 1941
oil on canvas
18 x 14 inches

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Jack Levine Election Night, 1969

Jack Levine
Election Night, 1969
etching
19 1/2 x 25 inches

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Philip Evergood Village Days, nd

Philip Evergood
Village Days, nd
oil on masonite
17 x 11 inches

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Wood Gaylor Street Window, nd

Wood Gaylor
Street Window, nd
oil on wood panel
7 x 7 inches
SOLD

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Philip Evergood Workers Victory, 1948

Philip Evergood
Workers Victory, 1948
oil on canvas on board
49 3/4 x 48 inches

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William Gropper Little Steel, ca. 1937

William Gropper
Little Steel, ca. 1937
oil on canvas
33 3/4 x 44 1/2 inches

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James H. Daugherty

James H. Daugherty
Lynching, 1925-27
oil on canvas
24 x 35 inches

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Charles White Help! Chicago, c. 1935 - 1938

Charles White
Help! Chicago, c. 1935 - 1938
pencil on paper
9 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches

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Ben Shahn Bountiful Harvest, 1944

Ben Shahn
Bountiful Harvest, 1944
tempera on board
38 x 28 inches

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Robert Gwathmey Picking Cotton, c. 1950

Robert Gwathmey
Picking Cotton, c. 1950
watercolor with pen and ink on wove paper
19 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches

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Robert Gwathmey Like Son, 1948

Robert Gwathmey
Like Son, 1948
oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches

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Chaim Gross Mother, Daughter and Son, 1980

Chaim Gross
Mother, Daughter and Son, 1980
white alabaster
11 1/4 x 10 x 9 1/2 inches

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Ben Shahn Farmer and Son, c.1936

Ben Shahn
Farmer and Son, c.1936
ink on paper
5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches

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David Levine Massed Bathers, Coney Island

David Levine
Massed Bathers, Coney Island
watercolor on paper
7 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches

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David Levine Piece Work, 1997

David Levine
Piece Work, 1997
watercolor on paper
13 1/4 x 10 7/8 inches

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David Levine Women and Racks, 1975

David Levine
Women and Racks, 1975
watercolor on paper mounted on board
6 5/8 x 21 5/8 inches

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Rance Jones La Enfermera, 2018

Rance Jones
La Enfermera, 2018
watercolor on paper
21 x 17 inches

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Linden Frederick Traveling Salesmen, 2020

Linden Frederick
Traveling Salesmen, 2020
oil on linen
55 x 55 inches
SOLD

Rance Jones Azucar y Tabaco (Sugar and Tobacco), 2020

Rance Jones
Azucar y Tabaco (Sugar and Tobacco), 2020
watercolor on paper
21 x 18 inches
SOLD

Alan Magee Helmet II, 2019

Alan Magee
Helmet II, 2019
acrylic on canvas
40 1/8 x 50 1/8 inches

Inquire
Steven Assael Days, 2017

Steven Assael
Days, 2017
oil on canvas
41 3/4 x 53 3/4 inches

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Alan Magee Memoir, 1990

Alan Magee
Memoir, 1990
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
14 x 11 inches

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David Levine Congress on its..., 1979

David Levine
Congress on its..., 1979
ink on paper
13 1/2 x 11 inches

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David Levine Reagan -Alligator Tears, 1983

David Levine
Reagan -Alligator Tears, 1983
ink & pencil on paper
13 1/2 x 11 inches

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David Levine Secretary of State - Florida Katherine Harris, 2001

David Levine
Secretary of State - Florida Katherine Harris, 2001
ink on paper
14 x 11 inches

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David Levine Gen. Colin Powell, 1991

David Levine
Gen. Colin Powell, 1991
ink on paper
14 x 11 inches

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David Levine Truman, 1974

David Levine
Truman, 1974
ink on paper
13 3/4 x 11 inches

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David Levine Jimmy Carter, 1979

David Levine
Jimmy Carter, 1979
ink on paper
13 3/4 x 11 inches

Inquire
Reginald Marsh Mr. Broe on the Manhattan Bridge, 1936

Reginald Marsh
Mr. Broe on the Manhattan Bridge, 1936
tempera on board
24 x 18 inches

Raphael Soyer In the City Park, c. 1934

Raphael Soyer
In the City Park, c. 1934
oil on canvas
38 x 40 inches

Isabel Bishop Manhattan Street, 1929

Isabel Bishop
Manhattan Street, 1929
oil on canvas
10 x 12 1/4 inches

Reginald Marsh Untitled (Bums on The Bowery), 1944

Reginald Marsh
Untitled (Bums on The Bowery), 1944
watercolor and ink on paper
13 3/4 x 19 inches

Everett Shinn Fifth Avenue, 1900

Everett Shinn
Fifth Avenue, 1900
pastel on paper
20 x 16 inches

Raphael Soyer Men at the Mission, 1935

Raphael Soyer
Men at the Mission, 1935
oil on canvas
11 x 17 inches

Harry Wickey Siesta on 11th Avenue, 1956

Harry Wickey
Siesta on 11th Avenue, 1956
bronze
28 1/8 x 10 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Jack Levine 1932 (In Memory of George Grosz), 1959

Jack Levine
1932 (In Memory of George Grosz), 1959
oil on canvas
64 x 56 inches
(Click to find detail images)

John Storrs Woman and Soldier, 1940-51

John Storrs
Woman and Soldier, 1940-51
terracotta with applied paint
7 3/8 h x 5 w x 4 7/8 d inches

Reginald Marsh Two Women on a Promenade, 1948

Reginald Marsh
Two Women on a Promenade, 1948
watercolor and grisaille on paper
10 x 8 inches

Chaim Gross Making Up, 1929

Chaim Gross
Making Up, 1929
bronze
22 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

Raphael Soyer Passersby, 1933

Raphael Soyer
Passersby, 1933
oil on canvas
16 x 12 inches

Aaron Bohrod City Workers, circa 1930s

Aaron Bohrod
City Workers, circa 1930s
pencil on paper
11 x 15 inches

Louis Lozowick Crane, 1928

Louis Lozowick
Crane, 1928
lithograph
15 7/8 x 11 3/8 inches

Mahonri Young The Chiseler, Kneeling, ca. 1903-04

Mahonri Young
The Chiseler, Kneeling, ca. 1903-04
bronze
9 1/2 x 12 1/2  x 7 inches

Louis Lozowick Traffic, c. 1930

Louis Lozowick
Traffic, c. 1930
lithograph
12 1/4 x 19 1/8 inches (paper size)

Raphael Soyer Waiting at the Station, c. 1941

Raphael Soyer
Waiting at the Station, c. 1941
oil on canvas
18 x 14 inches

Jack Levine Election Night, 1969

Jack Levine
Election Night, 1969
etching
19 1/2 x 25 inches

Philip Evergood Village Days, nd

Philip Evergood
Village Days, nd
oil on masonite
17 x 11 inches

Wood Gaylor Street Window, nd

Wood Gaylor
Street Window, nd
oil on wood panel
7 x 7 inches
SOLD

Philip Evergood Workers Victory, 1948

Philip Evergood
Workers Victory, 1948
oil on canvas on board
49 3/4 x 48 inches

William Gropper Little Steel, ca. 1937

William Gropper
Little Steel, ca. 1937
oil on canvas
33 3/4 x 44 1/2 inches

James H. Daugherty

James H. Daugherty
Lynching, 1925-27
oil on canvas
24 x 35 inches

Charles White Help! Chicago, c. 1935 - 1938

Charles White
Help! Chicago, c. 1935 - 1938
pencil on paper
9 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches

Ben Shahn Bountiful Harvest, 1944

Ben Shahn
Bountiful Harvest, 1944
tempera on board
38 x 28 inches

Robert Gwathmey Picking Cotton, c. 1950

Robert Gwathmey
Picking Cotton, c. 1950
watercolor with pen and ink on wove paper
19 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches

Robert Gwathmey Like Son, 1948

Robert Gwathmey
Like Son, 1948
oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches

Chaim Gross Mother, Daughter and Son, 1980

Chaim Gross
Mother, Daughter and Son, 1980
white alabaster
11 1/4 x 10 x 9 1/2 inches

Ben Shahn Farmer and Son, c.1936

Ben Shahn
Farmer and Son, c.1936
ink on paper
5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches

David Levine Massed Bathers, Coney Island

David Levine
Massed Bathers, Coney Island
watercolor on paper
7 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches

David Levine Piece Work, 1997

David Levine
Piece Work, 1997
watercolor on paper
13 1/4 x 10 7/8 inches

David Levine Women and Racks, 1975

David Levine
Women and Racks, 1975
watercolor on paper mounted on board
6 5/8 x 21 5/8 inches

Rance Jones La Enfermera, 2018

Rance Jones
La Enfermera, 2018
watercolor on paper
21 x 17 inches

Linden Frederick Traveling Salesmen, 2020

Linden Frederick
Traveling Salesmen, 2020
oil on linen
55 x 55 inches
SOLD

Rance Jones Azucar y Tabaco (Sugar and Tobacco), 2020

Rance Jones
Azucar y Tabaco (Sugar and Tobacco), 2020
watercolor on paper
21 x 18 inches
SOLD

Alan Magee Helmet II, 2019

Alan Magee
Helmet II, 2019
acrylic on canvas
40 1/8 x 50 1/8 inches

Steven Assael Days, 2017

Steven Assael
Days, 2017
oil on canvas
41 3/4 x 53 3/4 inches

Alan Magee Memoir, 1990

Alan Magee
Memoir, 1990
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
14 x 11 inches

David Levine Congress on its..., 1979

David Levine
Congress on its..., 1979
ink on paper
13 1/2 x 11 inches

David Levine Reagan -Alligator Tears, 1983

David Levine
Reagan -Alligator Tears, 1983
ink & pencil on paper
13 1/2 x 11 inches

David Levine Secretary of State - Florida Katherine Harris, 2001

David Levine
Secretary of State - Florida Katherine Harris, 2001
ink on paper
14 x 11 inches

David Levine Gen. Colin Powell, 1991

David Levine
Gen. Colin Powell, 1991
ink on paper
14 x 11 inches

David Levine Truman, 1974

David Levine
Truman, 1974
ink on paper
13 3/4 x 11 inches

David Levine Jimmy Carter, 1979

David Levine
Jimmy Carter, 1979
ink on paper
13 3/4 x 11 inches

Downloads

Bishop, "Manhattan Street" fact sheet
Bohrod, "City Workers" fact sheet
Daugherty, "Lynching" fact sheet
Evergood, "Village Days" fact sheet
Evergood, "Workers Victory" fact sheet
Gaylor, "Street Window" fact sheet
Gropper, "Little Steel" fact sheet
Gross, "Make Up" fact sheet
Gross, "Mother, Daughter and Son" fact sheet
Gwathmey, "Like Son" fact sheet
Gwathmey, "Picking Cotton" fact sheet
Hirsch, "Command Performance" fact sheet
Levine, Jack, "1932 (In Memory of George Grosz)" fact sheet
Levine, Jack, "Election Night" fact sheet
Marsh, "Mr. Broe on the Manhattan Bridge" fact sheet
Marsh, "Two Women on a Promenade" fact sheet
Marsh, "Untitled (Bums on the Bowery)" fact sheet
Shahn, "Bountiful Harvest" fact sheet
Shahn, "Farmer and Son" fact sheet
Shinn, "Fifth Avenue" fact sheet
Soyer, "In the City Park" fact sheet
Soyer, "Men at the Mission" fact sheet
Soyer, "Passersby" fact sheet
Soyer, "Waiting at the Station" fact sheet
Lozowick, "Traffic" fact sheet
Lozowick, "Crane" fact sheet
Storrs, "Woman and Soldier" fact sheet
White, "Help! Chicago" fact sheet
Wickey, "Siesta on 11th Avenue" fact sheet
Young, "The Chisler, Kneeling" fact sheet