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Corn Pulling

1952

Clare V. Leighton (American, 1898 - 1989)

Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, and Clare Leighton all worked in a lyrical, figurative style during the middle of the Twentieth Century in order to depict various aspects of life in rural America. Here, their topics range from a proud farmer and a working ploughman to figures harvesting tobacco and corn. Whereas John Biggers, whose powerful drawing hangs nearby, highlighted the difficulties of such labor, these artists make it appear harmonious and pastoral.

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Measurements:    image height: 6.5 inches    image width: 5.375 inches    sheet height: 11 inches    sheet width: 8 inches

Gift of Gabby Pratt 2004.79.74 © Estate of Clare Leighton, courtesy of David Leighton

Currently on view at Mint Museum UPTOWN