Is there such a thing as American painting? Yes, whether Hopper or Hicks, landscapes or lovers, it is weird and wonderful.

There are some conditions though. For example, American painting has always been influenced by art made in other parts of the world. Good American painting borrows from art history and either imparts a lesson or tries to effect social change. Great American painting does all of this and makes you feel something too.

These are, in no particular order, the 50 American paintings everyone should know.

The 50 Greatest American Paintings.

Written by @debyrd.

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