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1 US.6c Art & Literature PINK Mrs. K. Green Fall 2011

2 Georgia O’Keeffe ( ) Artist Known for Urban scenes Later in Life – Southwestern scenes Jimson Weed 1932 Black Place1944 Oriental Poppies 1928 New York 1926

3 F. Scott Fitzgerald ( ) novelist who wrote about the Jazz Age of the 1920s Wrote 4 novels ◦ This Side of Paradise This Side of Paradise ◦ The Beautiful and Damned The Beautiful and Damned ◦ Tender is the Night Tender is the Night ◦ and his most famous, The Great Gatsby.The Great Gatsby A 5 th was published after his death ◦ The Love of the Last Tycoon The Love of the Last Tycoon

4 John Steinbeck ( ) a novelist who portrayed the strength of poor migrant workers during the 1930s He is widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939) and East of Eden (1952) and the novella Of Mice and Men (1937).Pulitzer PrizeThe Grapes of WrathEast of EdenOf Mice and Men He was an author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non- fiction books and five collections of short stories; Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in Nobel Prize for Literature

5 Aaron Copland ( ) composer who wrote uniquely American music An American classical composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music.

6 George Gershwin ( ) composer who wrote uniquely American music Pianist Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), as well as the opera, Porgy and Bess (1935).Rhapsody in BlueAn American in ParisPorgy and Bess Wrote Music for Broadway

7 The Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s and 1930s. At the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement", named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke. Though it was centered in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, many French- speaking black writers from African and Caribbean colonies who lived in Paris were also influenced by the Harlem Renaissancecultural movementAlain Locke HarlemNew York CityParis Kid Speak AKA – New Negro Movement Time Frame ◦ About 1920’s & 1930’s Impact Mainly in NYC Had an impact on black artists/writers in Paris and other areas

8 The Harlem Renaissance Historians disagree as to when the Harlem Renaissance began and ended. The Harlem Renaissance is unofficially recognized to have spanned from about 1919 until the early or mid 1930s. Many of its ideas lived on much longer. The zenith of this "flowering of Negro literature", as James Weldon Johnson preferred to call the Harlem Renaissance, was placed between 1924 (the year that Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life hosted a party for black writers where many white publishers were in attendance) and 1929 (the year of the stock market crash and the beginning of the Great Depression).James Weldon JohnsonOpportunity: A Journal of Negro Lifestock marketGreat Depression Actual Dates are debatable Some say started around 1919 and ended in 1929 with the stock market crash Some say it started in 1924

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10 Jacob Lawrence (1917 – 2000) a painter who chronicled the experiences of the Great Migration through art Also portrayed War Images from W 1940’s. Victory 1947 Migration1940 Tombstones 1942

11 Langston Hughes ( ) a poet who combined the experiences of African and American cultural roots Used Jazz to influence his poetry. His literary works helped shape American literature and politics. Helped Build Racial Pride Dreams by Langston Hughes Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.

12 Duke Ellington ( ) jazz musician and composer Born Edward Kennedy Ellington, Duke Ellington was one of the founding fathers of jazz music. He started playing piano at the age of seven, and by the time he was 15, he was composing. A pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer, Ellington and his band played together for 50 years. Some of Ellington's most famous songs include "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "Sophisticated Lady" and "In a Sentimental Mood.”

13 Louis Armstrong ( ) jazz musician Renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice almost as much as for his trumpet-playing, Armstrong's influence extends well beyond jazz music, and by the end of his career in the 1960s, he was widely regarded as a profound influence on popular music in general.

14 Bessie Smith Blues Singer Bessie Smith was a rough, crude, violent woman. She was also the greatest of the classic Blues singers of the 1920s. Bessie started out as a street musician in Chattanooga. In 1912 Bessie joined a traveling show as a dancer and singer.


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