This web exhibition from the Smithsonian's American Art Museum features the work of painter George Ault (1891-1948). Ault's "precise yet eerie pictures" chronicle the 1940s, a time when the United States was struggling to get out of the Great Depression and fighting World War II. Ault's subject matter is primarily rural, such as Brook in the Mountains, 1945, a depiction of a small waterfall near Ault's home in Woodstock NY, or several paintings he made of a crossroads nearby, Russell's Corners. A slideshow on the website includes 25 images, fourteen by Ault, and eleven by his contemporary artists. A recording of a lecture given March 11, 2011 by curator Alexander Nemerov about George Ault is also available for viewing online.


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