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John Steuart Curry
Born 1897 in Dunavant, KS
Died 1946 in Madison, WI
Fire Diver, 1934
watercolor on paper mounted on board
22 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches
Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection
Gift of the William T. Kemper Charitable Trust
2002.14
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Curry, along with Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton, was a Regionalist painter whose work celebrated rural Midwestern America in the 1930s. He painted the people and issues of modern life in the years of the Great Depression and World War II, with a socially oriented style that sought to reclaim an agrarian past. In 1937 he was hired as an artist in residence at the University of Wisconsin, the first position of its kind in the country.