Intro to period:
During this period artists were sort of important actually. In this period artists took photos of people during the Great Depression. For example you would see pictures of hundreds of people in front of soup kitchens. During this period paintings of farms and pictures of farms were very popular. During this period also artists were payed by the government to paint and take photographs. After the depression in the 1940s and 1950s was the introduction to abstract art. Artists would paint very interesting paintings during this time.