Sunday, May 17, 2015
New Deal art highlighted the "dignity, power, and potential" of the working class
(Image scan from personal copy.)
"[New Deal] portraits of heroic, working-class people promoted the New Deal agenda by challenging the traditional role assigned to the working class and creating images that helped working people realize their own dignity, power, and potential."
--Sharon Ann Musher, Democratic Art: The New Deal's Influence on American Culture, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015, p. 4.
New Deal art empowered the working class? Hmmm...no wonder Corporate America so bitterly despises the New Deal.