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Per 7 1920s Art

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Facts about Art in the 1920's


1. 106,521,537 people in the United states

2. 2,132,000 unemployed, un employment 5.2%

3. Life expectancy: male 53.6, Female 54.6

4. 343,000 in military (down from 1,172,601 in 1919)

5. average annual earnings $1236; teacher's salary $970

6. Dow Jones High 100 Low 67

7. Illiteracy rate reached a new low of 6% of the population.

8. Gangland crime included murder, swindles, racketeering.

9. it took 13 days to reach California from New York there were 387,000 miles of paved road.



New African American art literature bring new ideas, music, and literature to America due to the Harlem Renaissance beginning in 1920. This was the new beginning of new artists and writers such as Palmer Hayden, and Langston Hughes. Therefore these writers gained major popularity at this time. The scribble technique was soon develpoed by Florence Cane. At the time many therapists used this tecnique, and it was now introduced into the schools in the early twentieth century. This tecnique developed creativity and individuality into the classrooms of the school.



New Orleans was where jazz music was orginated. In the late teens, jazz music spread throughout the country especially in Chicago. Black and white musicians moved to Chicago as more opportunities opened up. Gennett records was an indie company that began recording jazz music which was located in Virgina. The first group they recorded was the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, then followed by King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band with Louis Armstrong. Louis Armstrong was one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. He learned to play cornet. Louis was born in New Orleans.




Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an american author of short stories and novels. He was considered one of the best writers of the 20th century. One of the most popular novels he wrote was The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby was published in 1925. This novel takes place following the first world war.



Art Deco is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s. The style influenced all areas of design including architecture and interior design. In 1966 the term Art Deco was used. In the late 1930s Art deco experienced a decline in popularity. In the 1980s, Art Deco continued with the popularization of graphic design.





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