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Our Good Earth

John Steuart Curry
(American, 1897-1946)
Our Good Earth
Oil on hardboard
60 1/8 x 48 1/8 in.
On loan from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Gift of the U.S. Treasury Department to the College of Agriculture)
Category: Painting
Type: Painting


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  • Tanaka, Masayuki. "American Heroism." Tokyo: The National Museum of Western Art, 2001. Figure Number: 40
  • Owings, Frank N., Jr., "Frank Lloyd Wright and Regionalists: Visions for America," Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly Vol. 14 No. 1 (2003): 4-15. Page Number: 4-15.
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art. The Gloria and Donald B. Marron Collection of American Prints. Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1981. Page Number: 143. Figure Number: 101
  • Wisconsin Humanities Council, [Brochure], 2002.
  • Bertels, Alice S. "John Steuart Curry: The Road Home." Overland Park: Leathers Publication, 2006
  • SchoolsMusuemsART (SMART) Project. Madison, Wi: Madison Metropolitan School District, 2002.
  • Junker, Patricia. "John Steuart Curry: Inventing the Middle West." New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1998.
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  • John Steuart Curry: Inventing the Middle West: Elvehjem Museum of Art, 3/7/1998 - 5/17/1998
  • American Heroism: National Museum of Western Art, 7/23/2001 - 10/28/2001
  • John Steuart Curry: At Home in Wisconsin: Museum of Wisconsin Art, 6/27/2014 - 9/14/2014

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