chapter  9
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Modern art in America

In the next three chapters I will focus on modernism in the United States during the ®rst half of the twentieth century. In particular I will discuss the impact of modern art on several Americans: Frank Lloyd Wright, Joseph Cornell and Jackson Pollock. I hope to show through a discussion of the lives and works of these three men how modernist art spoke to the psychological and aesthetic dilemmas of the American people and especially American artists during the decades up to the mid twentieth century, at which time the development of modernist values and beliefs about the artist came to a dramatic, violent end with Pollock's death.