America in Class Lessons

The Airplane as a Symbol of Modernism

Author: Schramm, Richard R. (NHC Vice President for Education Programs, 1984–2016)

Advisor: Lucic, Karen

The airplane offered a potent symbol of man’s innovative thrust into the future. In the 1920s, artists depicted the airplane in canvases that, while creating quite different visual impressions, reflected the shared drive to depict the modern.

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