Definitions for "SOCIAL REALISM"
The American artists of the Depression era whose focus was on social problems and everyday hardships. They were greatly influenced by the Ashcan School of early 20th century New York City.
An art movement that is political in content, depicting social problems. Diego Rivera was a social realist artist.
American art of the 1930s, realistic in style, and intended to address subjects of social concern. Regarded by some as an aspect of American scene painting, social realist artists often portrayed people who were socially and economically disadvantaged to call attention to social ills and needs for reform.
The St John's Wood Clique Algernon Charles Swinburne