Fine Prints for Five Dollars
The exhibition included 60 Depression-era American prints published between 1935 and 1950. For economic reasons, Associated American Artists and the American Artists Group were able to attract the leading artists of the era including Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benson and John Steuart Curry and offer their original lithographs to the public by mail order for $5 apiece.
Image credit: Thomas Hart Benton, American (1889-1975). Goin' Home, 1937. Ink. Gift of Dr. Steven Conant in honor of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Conant. Copyright © T.H. Benton and R.P. Benton Testamentary Trusts/UMB Bank Trustee/Licensed by VAGA/New York/NY. 1985.254