The first major assessment of the work of "American Scene" artist Reginald Marsh (18981954) in thirty years, covering his art and photography. It puts Marsh's exuberant depictions of urban daily life within the context of the economic uncertainty of 1930s America and the work of fellow artists who shared his interest in the New York scene.
About the Author
Barbara Haskell is curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is the author of many books and catalogues, including works on Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery, Charles Demuth, and Donald Judd. She lives in New York City.
Morris Dickstein is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Theatre at the CUNY Graduate Center and the author of Dancing in the Dark, an award-winning cultural history of the Great Depression, and Why Not Say What Happened, a memoir. He lives in New York City
Erika Doss is Professor of Art History at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she also directs the American Studies Program. She is the author of several books, including Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism.
“salutes the vivid world of 1930s New York City” Joanna Fantozzi, New York Daily News