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Gaston Lachaise (American (born France) 1882–1935)
Date: 1912–15; cast 1930Accession Number: 1984.433.34
William Baziotes (American, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1912–1963 New York, New York)
Date: 1952Accession Number: 1995.234
Fernand Léger (French, Argentan 1881–1955 Gif-sur-Yvette)
Date: 1921Accession Number: 1994.486
Willem de Kooning (American (born The Netherlands), Rotterdam 1904–1997 East Hampton, New York)
Date: 1944Accession Number: 1984.613.2
Arshile Gorky (American (born Armenia), Khorkom 1904–1948 Sherman, Connecticut)
Date: 1944Accession Number: 56.205.1
Stuart Davis (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1892–1964 New York)
Date: 1953Accession Number: 53.90
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Many artists cared little about creating imagery that others might perceive as being avant-garde. These artists resolutely held onto the human figure as the basis of their art despite its association with tradition. Many painters and sculptors, especially those who relied on sales of their work for income, adopted relatively conservative styles to appeal to art dealers and collectors.
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