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Spanish Civil War

Spanish Civil War

by Miriam McKinnie Hofmeier

A shrouded female figure sits holding her head in apparent grief.  Her face is hidden from view, but we know by the attitude of her head and body that she is in emotional pain. 

Compare this lithograph to Rockwell Kent’s And Women Must Weep  (1937).  What attitudes toward women and war do Kent and McKinnie Hofmeier share?  Does the fact that Kent is a man and Hofmeier is a woman make a visible difference in the way each has chosen to represent the subject?

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Miriam McKinney - Spanish Civil War

Miriam McKinneie Hofmeier, Spanish Civil War.  1938. Lithograph, 14 x 10 in.

Museum Purchase, Derby Fund, from the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art 1930-1970

Within Spanish Civil War...
Edward Hagedorn Rockwell Kent Rockwell Kent Miriam McKinnie Hofmeier

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Werner Drews
James Guy
Edward Hagedorn
Rockwell Kent
Joseph Leboit
John McClellan
Miriam McKinnie Hofmeier
Leo Meissner
Bernard Perlin
Anton Refreiger
Philip Reisman
David Robbins
Ben Shahn
Harry Sternberg
Stuyvesant Van Veen


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