Nostalgic, mostly rural, the Regionalists told stories of everyday life in The Great Depression in images that ordinary people could understand.
But was there an element of satire in their painting? Or even of reactionary propaganda?
This brief period of figurative art in 20th Century America was short-lived but steeped in morality and emotion.
This lecture includes paintings by Grant Wood, John Steuart Curry, Thomas Hart Benton and others.