Art: The Alternative Tradition

Uprooted by Gropper

Uprooted by William Gropper
© 2001 Estate of William Gropper
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United States artist, William Gropper (1897-1977), a friend of Counihan, parallels this theme in civilian life, with his lithograph Uprooted, reminiscent of the small farmers forced off the land in the worldwide economic depression of the 1930s. Those who have read John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath will recognise them and their plight. --