Modern Art in America 1913-1931

March 8th, 2013

In celebration of the triumph of modern art in America, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates 12 important modern artists and their works, 100 years after the groundbreaking Armory Show opened in New York in 1913.

The masterpieces reproduced in the stamp art were created between 1912 and 1931.

The featured masterpieces are:

House and Street (Stuart Davis, 1931); I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold (Charles Demuth, 1928); The Prodigal Son (Aaron Douglas, 1927); Fog Horns (Arthur Dove, 1929); Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 (Marcel Duchamp, 1912); Painting, Number 5 (Marsden Hartley, 1914-15); Sunset, Maine Coast (John Marin, 1919); Razor (Gerald Murphy, 1924); Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie’s II (Georgia O’Keeffe, 1930); Noire et Blanche (Man Ray, 1926); American Landscape (Charles Sheeler, 1930); Brooklyn Bridge (Joseph Stella, 1919-1920).

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