Dorothea Lange was an American photographer. She lived from 1895 until 1965. Dorothea was educated in photography at Columbia University in New York City. She was famous for her photography during the Great Depression. One of her most famous artworks is "Migrant Mother" but she has many more amazing photographs. People called her a "Documenter of the times."
Jose Clemente orozco
Jose Clemente Orozco was a Mexican mural painter. He was born in 1883 and died in 1949. He painted murals of human suffering. He also promoted politic causes of peasants and workers in Mexico. He painted all around Mexico and some murals in the United States of America.
Ben Shahn was an American artist. He lived from 1886 until 1957. His fields in art were painting, illustration, graphic art, photography, writing, and teaching. Ben created artwork based on issues on immigration, the Great Depression, and unfair labor. He mainly focused on injustice throughout America. He helped to try to improve and organize labor issues. He did all this while keeping a compassionate tone.
Raphael Soyer was a Russian born American painter, draftsman, and print maker. He lived to be 87 years old when he died on November 4th, 1987. He was interested in men and women viewed in contemporary settings. Some of these settings include streets, subways, salons, and artist's studios. Raphael tried being critical of society in his artwork. He wrote in his memoir "My art is representational by choice. In my opinion, if the art of painting is to survive, it must describe and express people, their lives and times. It must communicate."
Diego Rivera was a Mexican painter and muralist. He was born December 8, 1886 and died on November 24, 1957. The media he used was oil on canvas and fresco. Fresco is when artists mural on wet canvas'. Diego's artwork told stories of the history of Mexico, people at work, and revolutionary events.