John Steuart Curry

was an American painter whose career spanned the years from 1924 until his death. He was noted for his paintings depicting life in his home state, Kansas. Along with Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood, he was hailed as one of the three great painters of American Regionalism of the first half of the twentieth century.

Curry’s artistic production was varied, including paintings, book illustrations, prints and posters. He considered his uncompleted set of murals for the Kansas State Capitol to be his greatest work.[1] His most famous and controversial painting is the Tragic Prelude mural there. n 1926 Curry spent a year in Paris studying the works of Gustave Courbet, and Honoré Daumier as well as the color techniques of Titian and Rubens. After his return to the United States he settled in New York City and married Clara Derrick; shortly thereafter, they moved to Westport, Connecticut.

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