Ogden M. Pleissner, The Barn, date unknown. Oil on paper, 7 x 10 in.
Collection of Shelburne Museum, bequest of Ogden M. Pleissner. 1986-26.193. Photography by Andy Duback.

Ogden Minton Pleissner (1905-1983) created hundreds of views of the American working landscape from the 1920s to the early 1980s. In step with larger trends in American narrative painting reflective of national events like the Great Depression (1929-1939) and the effects of New Deal era federal funding programs for American art, some compositions reveal ordered, productive sites, while others frame a rural landscape decimated by waves of technological change, economic hardship, and regional migration. View the scope of his work in the beautifully renovated Pleissner Gallery at Shelburne Museum.

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