"Our Good Earth"
John Steuart Curry (1897-1946)
"Our Good Earth," 1942
Prints & Photographs
John Steuart Curry, along with other American Regionalist artists,
presented visions of America that found beauty and dignity in the
lives of ordinary citizens. This concern was shared by Farm Security
Administration photographers, who set out document the Depression,
and in the process created indelible images which often blurred
the lines between art, and information. Here, Curry's hero stands
watch over playing children, and "amber" waves of grain suggesting
plenty, hope, and patriotic identity.