|College art class, circa 1920--Survival of the fittest.|
|High school art classes today, institutionalized, generalized, homogenized.|
Creativity rules. Skills...only as needed.
|Hot Dog Cart, 1938, Jacob Kainen--30s' Social Realism|
|Jacob Kainen Self-portrait, 1942,|
pen, brush and ink on paper.
|Lunch, 1936, Jacob Kainen, WPA|
print. Some people hardly noticed
the Great Depression.
|The Flood, 1937, Jacob Kainen. Though the exact location is unknown (and probably immaterial), this could well be the Muskingum River where I grew up.|
|The Tenement Fire, 1934,|
|Red Flash, (post retirement), Jacob Kainen|
|Woodblock Printer, 1940, Jacob|
Kainen, a trade he knew well.
|When I did my stint on the front lines of art education, my classes weren't |
quite this much "fun," but they sometimes seemed that way.
(Notice the instructor in the upper right corner.)